Laci Paige on Names and Titles

Naming things is one of the great challenges that writers face. Whether its a character, the name of the town in which your main character resides, or the title of the book, there is much to decide. Should there by symbolism on the name? Should it tell something about the character or town? Does the book’s title tell the reader something about the subject matter and draw them in to wanting to read it? This week, my guest Laci Paige shares with us about her erotic novella.

Names and Titles

When I named the characters in my erotic novella, Let’s Keep On Truckin’, I didn’t have or use a method. I just used the first name that popped into my head. From there I decided what they would look like based on the name I’d given them.

Now that’s totally backwards from my usual method. I usually see what they look like first and then name them. But when I wrote this one it was an experiment. One that seemed to work out, so maybe I will use this method again.

As far as the title, I knew I wanted to use a title with the word “truck” or something driving related. One of the three characters in this story is a long distance truck driver.

I played around with different kinds of catch phrases and CB radio terms before I actually settled on one. The working title was simply labeled as “Truck”.

Some of my ideas were: 10-4 Good Buddy, Double Nickels, & Keep on Truckin’. I figured the average person might not know the first two terms as not everyone has ever used a CB radio in their lives, and so I settled on the last one and added Let’s in front of it for my own twist.

Let’s Keep On Truckin’ is available on most online eBook stores.


Author Bio:

When Laci’s not reading or writing she can be found spending time with her husband supporting their children. Laci enjoys camping, hiking, & photography. And she loves to chat with fans on Twitter and Facebook. Laci and her family currently reside in Hampton Roads, VA.!/laci_paige

Blurb from “Let’s Keep On Truckin’” (By Laci Paige and Decadent Publishing, heat level 4).

Lily loves traveling on her job since no one can do it better than her. Being out on the open road gives her plenty of time to reflect and avoid unwanted attention, but somehow it always finds her….
When she comes across Ryder, first at a grocery store, then at a rest stop, sexual desire sparks and she knew she had to have him. If only her ex hadn’t shown up, igniting a fantasy she never thought possible.
Seeing Alex in a whole new light, Lily realizes second chances are in order, but will she have to choose between the two men? Or could she be happy with both?


In the candy aisle, I felt someone looking at me. Turning my head, I gazed past a man standing near me. A very nice looking man, but I ignored him, or at least I tried to. His green eyes locked on mine. Warmth and tingles spread throughout my body causing my knees to go weak. The man’s face held sharp features, and his sultry lips rewarded me with a demure smile. I would’ve loved to feel them on mine. He stepped closer to me. My heart rate spiked. Nodding to the shelf in front of us, he focused in on something and reached for it. He stopped mid-reach, and our gazes met again. His arm lowered. I knew I couldn’t look away, and I had a feeling he couldn’t either. I bit my bottom lip, and I saw him take notice. He leaned in close to me, mouth parted to speak.

Excuse me,” a voice requested. We stepped away from each other so the woman behind us could retrieve candy from the shelf. She sure took her time. Separated by the woman, I kept glancing over at the man. He, too, continued to gaze my way. There was something about him; he made something stir inside me.

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