I've been working on my fifteenth book, tentatively titled "Essentially Yours." It's a contemporary mystery with a slight paranormal twist, set in the Adirondacks.
One of the villains is a big bad drug company who's trying to squash studies showing the essential oil of a very common weed may cure a horrible illness - which could save the lives of millions of people.
'Course, we all love to hate the big old drug companies, especially if they're evil to the core. (no offense to the good ones who create life saving drugs! LOL) But this particular bunch of bozos wants to kill everything and anyone involved in the cure, so they can continue to sell their high priced drugs.
I'd temporarily been calling this company "Med Corps," a name I plucked from nowhere. But yesterday I decided to look up the name to be sure there wasn't a real company with that name, and... you guessed it. I got plenty of "hits" and realized I needed a new name.
I came up with about fifteen possibilities. How about tweaking Med Corp, just a little? Medicorp? Nope, already used. Medacorp? Same thing. I spun that one seven ways to Sunday, then started on new names. After giving up on "med" anything (you think of it, it's been done!), I started with the prefix "Nor," thinking it sounded cool. Norcorp. Taken. Nortex? Taken. And on and on.
Here's the challenge. Come up with a cool sounding name for a big bad medical company, do a search and make sure there's nobody out there who will get mad at us for using its name in such a defamatory way (LOL), and if I choose your entry, I'll send you a free copy of Healey's Cave, my latest mystery. (www.mooremysteries.com)
I'm going to post this in a few places, but I'll come back and check often, and let you know who wins.
Let's pick a deadline. How about next Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 2010.
Use your imagination, do the required google search (or use whatever search engine you prefer), and find me some cool names for this evil drug company! I'll also give you credit in this book when it comes out - your name will be in lights! (grin)
Thanks in advance for your efforts, and remember... take pleasure in the little things! And if you like to write... write like the wind!
Aaron Paul Lazar
DOUBLE FORTE' (2004)
TREMOLO: CRY OF THE LOON (2007)
HEALEY'S CAVE (2010)
ONE POTATO, BLUE POTATO (2011)
FOR KEEPS (2012)
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