February 8th, 2010 | by Beth Barany
“The hero named jack” In a Google Search, I found only five exact phrases. Hmmm. http://bit.ly/c59Gdf
In a more loose search “hero named jack,” I found more over 32, 000 sites. How many heroes are named Jack? Lots!
What is your favorite hero name in a story? Is it “Jack”? Or is it something else?
Yes, it’s that time again, the beginning of the month, and the monthly raffle! And the prize this month is a signed copy of my book, The Writer’s Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book.
Listen/read carefully to the rules!
- Most importantly: Post a comment sharing your favorite hero name AND a reference (book, movie, song, etc. any story form) to it somewhere on the internet land. Or, you can post a link to your favorite hero names “Jack” and tell us why!
- Be sure to indicate your name and a valid email address, so I can email you if you win! <Good luck!>
- Winner must be able to give me a mailing address in the US and Canada. My shipping budget is small. (Sorry, overseas folks! I’ll do an e-book again next month!)
- Post a comment by Friday, February 12, 12 noon, Pacific time.
- I’ll post a winner, and notify the winner, by Friday, February 12, 6pm, Pacific time.
- You can post more than once. That will increase your chance of winning! I will be using a random number generator sytem to pick the winner. (AKA, have my husband pick a number.)
Good luck everyone!
PS. Thanks to my client, Fabienne Lopez, for asking me about my midnight tweet on the hero named Jack. Her request, and her own interest in the topic, sparked this month’s raffle!
PPS. There’s also the saying, “You don’t know Jack!” which is also a game. (I only knew the saying, not the game. Where have I been?!)
Thanks to James Bridges for this explanation: “‘Jack’ is a catch-all English name for almost anyone – Jack of all trades, Jack Tar etc. It comes from the French ‘Jaques’ a traditional name for a peasant centuries ago. It spread to things other than people, as your examples illustrate.”