What I mean to say is that I am so used to writing stories that are based on historical fact than allowing myself to come up with a castle that was created from my own imagination.
Of course there are a few exceptions to this. I did write a story (La Cerisaie) that centred on a town in Bourgogne that has since disappeared. I had to come up with what the town and castle looked like, where it was situated, and everything. I believe it was for this reason, and the fact that I obsessed about every little detail, both in the historical and writing sense, that forced me to take a break from writing for a little bit.
So, thanks to the very lovely (and very talented) writers on the Madhouse forum, I do have some ideas what to name this castle of mine for a book centred on Arthurian literature.
These are the choices I have so far:
Calchester fortress, Coronon Palace, Irwins Crag, Fort Montessor, Krak des Coriarti.
Of course, I do have a few ideas of my own for a name for this particular castle, but the one that is sticking seems to be:
I believe that the reason for why I fell in love with this particular name is because it fits in with my description for the castle, itself. Elouan means "light" in the Breton tongue, and was the name of a saint from the sixth century.( Read more... )