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    Thought I'd share this one...
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    To all of you who have taken on the responsibility of raising children:
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    Happy Father's Day!
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    My little one is three and I'm still not used to this day applying to me.
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    Yes, happy father's day! We appreciate all the dads out there and hope you enjoy your day! 😎
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    Happy father's day, all you dads!
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    You beat me to it! Thanks so much, Bob!
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    Pretty good names!!
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    Sunray .... Rayson ... Sunnyrae ... Soleil sur Rae (for the French among us) You get the idea!
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    @kriver7 As Lynn said, it's an abbreviation for one of the personality types in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The 4 letters stand for Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, and Judging. There are 16 different types in all. It's just a fun way to get some insight into myself and others who take the test. I primarily brought it up because my introverted side was really coming out when I wrote the post.
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    Well, I'm not hesitating. I'm stopping until I see a reliable green light that it will be okay. Still, it would be cool.
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    I, too, would be hesitant to use the name of a town I didn't know pretty well.
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    So there's this hilarious Youtube series called "Pitch Meeting," where a screenplay writer pitches the idea of a well-known movie to a studio exec (played by the same person). This one is for "Home Alone," and strays into lot of writing issues (like the suspension of disbelief, character continuity, etc.) in a very funny way:
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    I'd still be hesitant, but then, I'm a coward at heart.
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    That's so funny! Thanks, @Accord64!
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    My story is set in my town -- Philadelphia. All the places mentioned in it are real, and accurately located. I do worry about a diner having problems with the story by the time it is published, but I did email them to see if it was okay, and they never got back to me. I'm not worried too much, because I never made them the bad guys, and what are the chances the name will stay the same and they'll read the book to be offended? How many stories have you read where the setting is real? Apparently, it's okay. And the only time anyone gets offended is if they are shown in a negative light. (Or, if it's Disney branded.)
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    While I agree with the thought, @suspensewriter is right, I don't need the litigation, and people these days seem to always want the litigation looking for a deep pocket of some kind. Nothing like a litigious society to remove all common sense and install fear.
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    I think when it comes to names it's pretty much impossible to be original...there's probably even a town named Sonrey out there somewhere (though maybe not in Texas.) Same with people... Unless you're naming a character something really far out like Call 911 or Whiskey Before Breakfast, there's probably someone out there with that name. And even if you do go the far out route, you never know. My grandfather knew a man named States' Rights. Unless you are deliberately trying to be offensive, I can't imagine that you would be. Just the fact that there is no Moonlight Ranch near Sunray, TX, would clue people in that it's a fictional town.
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    LOL realized I wrote Moonbeam and the name is actually Moonlight.
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    Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. May God bless you. Enjoy your day. 😊
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    Hi -- I tried sending you a chat; let me know if you got it.
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    Just an FYI. Did a little research and found a place called the Moonbeam does exist. Not in Texas though, and they don't have anything to do with cattle.
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    So glad things are improving and working out somewhat. Hope it continues.
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    If the story you're writing is obviously fiction, especially if your town doesn't really resemble the actual Sunray, I don't think it could bother anyone.
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    wow, i'm already interested in your book. I wish you total success
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    "I'm going to reach for that milk in the refrigerator. I'm going to pour it into the glass and see the refreshment dribble over the rim as I dream of my baseball team. They are going to win the championship and I am going to be carried on their shoulders." That became muddled very quickly! What is the future tense for the future?
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    Nice! I have some important backstory that I've moved all the way out to the third novel of the trilogy. I'm going to use it as the big, overarching character arc reveal for all three novels instead of revealing it way up front in the first novel.
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    To bad we don't have a member who's knowledgeable enough and willing to give a little guidance on questions like this. Kind of like rules of thumb. Ooo maybe a thread called rules of thumb with a pinned post stating the posts are only bare minimum suggestive guidelines and all suggestions should be verified by local ?? who ever would know for sure.
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    There shouldn't be any issue using names of real towns & cities in fiction, so long as you don't get carried away with extreme situations that damage the reputation of that place (which is hard to do, anyway). It's using the names of people and businesses that you need to be very careful about. I wrote a post-apocalyptic novel, some of which takes place in Boston. Some not so good things happen there (and in several other real locations), but what occurs is within the context of an obviously fictional backdrop. In fact, I actually met Marty Walsh (Mayor of Boston) at local book-market, and if it wasn't for an overly talkative author next to me (who took up all of his time ), I would've given him a copy of my book.
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    I really think you're both right, and that's the answer I expected to hear. So I won't do it, but in the story, the place is called the Moonbeam Ranch. I found a town in Texas about six hours away from Dallas called Sunray. How cool would that have been to have a ranch called Moonbeam in a town called Sunray?! 😂🤣 I'll figure something out or work around it somehow.
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    1. Already finished querying and didn't land an agent. BUT, I did get three close-but-no-cigars. One said she came very close, but it just didn't hit her LOVE-IT level. I get that, and no hurt feelings. (Actually did give me a sense that it was good-enough.) 2. And since I'm done querying, I already went through beta-readers too. One beta-reader has published three books traditionally before I beta-read his fifth, and he beta-read mine. Another is a magazine editor by day, and author by night. (She's long since published the book I beta-read too.) Not quite sure where to go from here. Since it was the first-of-seven, I'm trying to figure out how to write Book Two now. (First chapter in Book 1 started with just one character and built up to a community of characters. Now floundering because Book Two starts with MC and buddies bringing home 6000 others to the new community they call home. No idea how to handle eight named characters leading that caravan. ) I figure once I get Book Two written and then reworked, it's time to bring in a paid editor. But, still stuck on what then? I'm not sure if this counts for the Christian market, since the concept of God isn't even brought up until the second book. (Didn't we only think about God after we ran out of every other choice? Isn't that about how we ended up coming to him half the time? And, all along, God planned that to happen, so placed just the right people around us to help us "find" Him? ) So, I'm not sure if it fits into the Christian Market. I figure God will guide me on which way to go once I get that far. As for marketing? Between my college degree and starting my own business years ago, (didn't last because I became disabled just as it was getting into the black), I learned a lot about marketing. I even love marketing, so I have no doubt, if I can get it published, I can sell it.
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    KR, it is the initials of the personality type of four areas given you after you have taken the Myers-Briggs personality test.
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    It happens to be mine also. I love the poetry, the depth of worship and authenticity in earnestness--a genuine desire to connect with God. Psalms explores relationship as well as the lonelinesss that we can feel when our troubles take us out of the presence of our God. Very powerful indeed.
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    Hi there BK. You have lived a pretty interesting life. I look forward to reading some of you writings.
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    The only way I want to write!!
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    Snow is a winter-only thing here in Alabama!
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    Hi, BK! It's great to meet you
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    Hi BK, welcome to Christianwriters! It is great to meet you, and have you here!
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    Hi, @BKHunter! It's nice to meet you! Welcome to the family, and blessings on your writing endeavors!
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    Hi, BK!! Welcome to Christian Writers! My, I'll bet the life you've lived is an adventurous one. Would love to read your story soon! Meanwhile, feel free to roam around and chat with us; we're so glad to have you!
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    Hey, @BKHunter! Welcome to CW! God bless you and your writing!!
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    Hi, BK! Nice to meet you
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    Welcome to our writing family, BK. Glad you joined us. You can post your request for a beta reader in Jobs & Project Connections. You'll find plenty of help, support, and encouragement around here, so roam around and make yourself at home. Blessings on your writing!
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    Welcome to the flock BK
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    Welcome aboard! 🙂 It's great to have you here.
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