Writing the wrongs.

Esoteric ramblings from the abyss.

Month: October, 2013

Some convincing chess names

I don’t want to use real people in my chess novel, but those who are retired or are so famous it hurts may be included, if they don’t directly affect the plot. For example, I can’t claim Anatoly Karpov¬†used a super computer to win the 1978 World Chess Championship, but check out the wiki page, some of the other claims are crazy.

It seems that chessgames.com should be the go to website for making up convincing sounding chess names. It hosts every grandmaster ever to grace the chequered board and most, if not all of their games.

So here are some stabs at convincing chess names:

Petyr Selko
Borislav Miravic
Nahum Valilov
Stepan Evseyev
Vladimir Yuriev
Anatoly Kumarov

I’m all ears!




Nanowrimo 2013 Day -1 (0 words)


I am definitely going to win nanowrimo this year. If I blog every day, I have to… right? The link is to my novels hosted there, you’ll see some previous failed efforts that are still ongoing projects.

At the last minute I changed my mind about my nanowrimo 2013 project. It was going to be The Watertalkers, but I got an inspiration to write about someone cheating at chess. Yes it doesnt sound that exciting but this will be a chess thriller, I assure you