Dragon Names and Writing Games ~ Reader Interactive

Summer's here and I thought for a bit of fun, we could write a story together. Each week I'll post a bit of the story and you'll leave comments about where you think the story should go. For those of you who read Amber West's blog, yep, I totally borrowed this idea from her. You can read all of her installments here.

Image credit: outsiderzone / 123RF Stock Photo
Image credit: outsiderzone / 123RF Stock Photo

What do we need to get started? A hero and a heroine. In the comments, leave your choice for their names. If you think they are human, werewolves, or a pelican, leave that, too.

Let's make this totally wild and say the adventure will be beyond the boundaries of any one genre. Meaning, we can have shape shifters, magic, a new world, it can be from 1920's New York, or modern day Paris. The story can go wherever we want it to go. It's up to you and me.

Where do you think the story should start? In space? On a boat? Just please, don't say in a fake hospital room with the hero having amnesia. Seriously.

Once we get the characters and location, I'll write up the beginning of the tale and next week you'll help me decide something else for the story. I hope you'll enjoy this as much as I know I will.

The second thing I need your help with is…

Laird Sapir has been hard at work creating a new website for me (which is fabulous, by the way!), and she created the sweetest little teacup dragon as my logo/mascot. The only thing is, the dragon needs a name!

I've thought about it until my mind went fuzzy, but just can't come up with the right name. SO, I'm asking for you to help me name the teacup dragon. I'll keep the naming open until the website is ready to go live, then I'll put all the names to a vote. You'll get to vote on your favorite from all the entries!

Want to meet her? Here she is, the sweetest little teacup dragon I've ever seen.

Teacup Dragon

She looks great as either her pink and sparkly self, or in silhouette. I need to have this put on a t-shirt or something. Don't you think? Love her!dragon-teacup-3

What name would you give her? I need your help! I know I've tasked you with a lot this week, but I have every faith that you'll come through.

I look forward to reading your name choices for the dragon, and your story ideas. The first installment of our tale will be June 4th. Let the fun begin!

41 thoughts on “Dragon Names and Writing Games ~ Reader Interactive”

  1. Gloria Richard AuthorGloria Richard Author

    First, I suspect I’ll be in the minority by suggesting something other than a paranormal setting. I’d open this story with the protag in an I-hate-this-job chauffeur uniform, holding a sign for an arriving client of the firm that employs her. If I were prone to put my heroines in less-than-ideal situations, it would be a rainy day. She would have naturally curly hair. Her chauffeur hat would leave Bozo-the-Clown-like frizz poofing around her face. I’ll stop short of giving that client’s last name a naughty twist — like Zatch or Wiener or Goodbottom.

    Aaaah! Love your little dragon. I keep picturing you looking for (and finding) bling at Sassy Flamingo. I don’t know her personality, though. Is she a Sassy Lass? A Blingaling? You asked. I answered. You didn’t say it had to be good suggestions.

  2. Gayle CarlineGayle Carline

    Love this! I want to be a part, but I’ve got so much other writing to do today that I’m afraid I’ll get too caught up in your story and neglect my own.

    I do love your little dragon. For a name, I’d suggest either Mhegor, which is Welsh for imp, or Iremat, which is YOUR name backwards.

  3. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    Hmm… I’m not sure about that beauty’s name, but I think she’d rock a neon wig! Gorgeous image. I can’t wait to see the new site. 🙂

  4. EmmaEmma

    I’m afraid I don’t know any dragon-type names, but she is adorable. Maybe you can find one you like here – http://www.20000-names.com/dragon_names.htm
    Hero – Smithie Ruskan. Heroine – Lilliana Blackwood. Smithie’s a carpenter, quite a good-looking one mind you! Lilliana’s a forest fairy. 😉 I can’t keep going.

  5. meredithmansfieldmeredithmansfield

    It’s obvious to me that your teacup dragon’s name is — Darjeeling!

    • margareth1313margareth1313

      I love Darjeeling and to steal a bit from an earlier post, why not invent (seeing as how this is a teacup dragon) a variety of dragon called a Blingling- a small dragon who is attracted to shiny things (preferably expensive) and all things pink. They are known to curl up in recently used tea cups or can be found hiding out in haphazardly discarded tea cozies. Your particular Blingling could be Darjeeling the Blingling, who is know to cause quite a bit of mischief around your kitchen as she goes in search of warm cups and glittering baubles.

  6. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    Taking Gloria’s idea and tweaking it, I like the idea of starting the story with one of those singing telegrams. The person is dressed up as a unicorn and sent of on assignment to find????? Maybe they can’t find where it is they are supposed to be to deliver their song and dance. Instead, what happens to them?

    I LOVE your dragon. My eyes suck, though. I want to see the picture MUCH bigger. I think you should name her Annabelinda. Such a pretty little dragon. .

  7. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    Can’t wait to see your new site–and off the top of my head, what about a name that has T in it? Of course, my brain is mush now, so I can’t think of even one. All I got is T. 🙂

    • Gloria Richard AuthorGloria Richard Author

      Something using Twinkle, perhaps? It suggests stars, which are sky-bling, and it’s alliterative with Tameri.

      Hi, Tameri! I’m busy blog-jacking.

      Yes. I should be working on my WIP. Off I go!

  8. jansenschmidtjansenschmidt

    Teacup Dragon is adorable. I vote for Penelope. Or maybe Jezebel.

    Next week’s story? Humans, definitely humans. Set in modern day America in a national park, like Yellowstore or Yosemite. Names: Hero = Rhorke; Heroine = Roni. (Doesn’t that just sound good together? Rhorke and Roni?)

    Whatever. It’s getting late and I’m tired and hungry. I’ll play along where ever you go.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  9. brickhousechickbrickhousechick

    Wow! How fun! You are always full of fun, no matter what you are doing! 🙂 LOVE the teacup dragon – feminine yet fierce. How about Teavana (heaven of tea), Teodora, Isabela? I will give the characters more thought.

  10. AnonymousAnonymous

    Tamerie – You’ve outdone yourself again. Yoour Teacup Dragon is adorable and I’m so in favor of putting her on everything you can find. As for names, I’m totally the wrong person to ask. I do love some that have been suggested.

    My mind is frayed as I’ve been taking DH from one appointment to another today but if nothing else, will be rooting you along as the story comes to life. I’m not good with ‘other worlds’ but I’ll roll with whatever you select.

  11. Mark KoopmansMark Koopmans

    Aloha 🙂

    Ok, so if the dragon is standing over a teacup, there can be only one name for her: Earlie Grey.

    And for the cast of characters… Lulu, a top commodities trader who’s bored and lonely meets Kodey, the handsome janitor who’s newly paroled after five years in jail for a crime he *did* commit.

  12. Trish Loye ElliottTrish Loye Elliott

    Love this! So much fun!
    How about Pekoe (tea theme) or Larkspur for your adorable teacup dragon.

    For the story? Lets go crazy….

    Setting: Steampunk Victorian England.
    Hero: Sir Malcom Wallace. Famed knight of the realm, a war hero.

    Heroine: Lindsay Skye – crash landed space pilot from an exploration vessel from planet Faraway.

    Hahaha. Have fun!

  13. brickhousechickbrickhousechick

    Hi Tameri,
    Would you be willing to participate in something we are doing for Susie Lindau on Friday morning? I am contacting as many of her followers as possible. My thought is that we all post on our own blogs on Friday with the same title, “Susie Strong”. The content would say something simple like, We are thinking of you. I haven’t known Susie for long but this blogging world is such a family. I thought it would be nice for her to see this message from as many of us as possible. Her husband is going to be updating us after her surgery. He can tell her or she can see it once she is up to it. Are you in? Thanks, Maria aka brickhousechick

  14. Rebekah LoperRebekah Loper

    Eee, teacup dragon! That sounds like a pet I should be able to buy…

    And she’s whispering in my ear that her name is Zatima. 😀

    And I’m sorry, but I’m totally drained on story ideas the moment O.O. Brain is essentially fried. I’ll let you know if that status changes.

  15. Kristy K. James...Where Romance and Fantasy CollideKristy K. James...Where Romance and Fantasy Collide

    Your story idea sounds like a blast! For the hero and heroine, I vote Ethan and Hannah (Hannah is one of the heroines in the series I’m writing, but you can borrow it 🙂 ). Both human, but lost in a fairytale.

    For your dragon? We already know I’m a little weird, but I like Bob. Since she’s a girl, it could be short for Roberta. 🙂

  16. Amber WestAmber West

    I thought I commented!!

    Probably too late for ideas, but I am super excited to see what you come up with!

  17. Melinda VanLoneMelinda VanLone

    I love the icon! It’s so you! I can’t think of a name…I haven’t had coffee. Though I do think Iremat has interesting possibilities. (as suggested above). Or you could shorten that…Iry. Ire? hmmm, that sounds angry now lol. Yep need more coffee.

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