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makoa
April 17th, 2007, 02:55 PM
I'm just wondering how many of you have ever been given an idea for a title for a story or a name for something or someone by making a typo or misspelling.

I have once or twice. I was typing something for school one time and i misspelled a word and it looked like a great idea for a name. I'm going to use it in a story i'm planning.

So anyone else?

World Builder
April 17th, 2007, 04:35 PM
I had an absolutely brilliant misspelling that stuck. I meant to write "eminence", but ended up with "immanence". The word applied to what I wanted on so many levels that once someone pointed out the error, I just pretended like it was intentional. :)

Lilly
April 27th, 2007, 08:15 PM
When I was younger and I wrote fantasy, whenever I needed a new character name I would just close my eyes and hit keys at random and then throw in some vowels to make it pronounceable. So I guess I kind of used deliberate typos to create character names.