My new superpower is NAMING THINGS. Specifically, books and babies.
There are two babies out there (Hi H. and C.!) who are not related to me but are bearing names I suggested. These aren't common names like Jessica or Jared. These kids have names that stand out (in a good way).
I've also contributed the titles to two books and one writing workshop. Obviously, it would have been better if I had actually written said books or taught the workshop, but it's a start.
Somehow I've been able to hear a description of the book or event and see the big picture in order to come up with a title that describes it. #Humblebrag (really just #Brag): I don't even need to read the book to do this.
I can also do nicknames, but I can't guarantee the target will like it. One detailer hotshot didn't like "Hard Charger" and prefers "Stone Cold" instead, except he really is a Hard Charger and not a Stone Cold and should just accept that about himself. (Note: I can't take full credit for this nickname because Mad Philly came up with it years ago for someone else, and I just recycled it. Mad Philly was good at nicknames).
So if you have a manuscript languishing without a name, or an infant who is nameless, let me know! I just need to find out how to make this talent lucrative and it can be my retirement job.
Anyone else good at naming things?
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