It’s competition time!!


So here I am! Almost a year on since the release of ‘A Hole in Serenity’ refreshed after a short break from writing and raring to go again! I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year. 
As always, a huge thank you to you all for sticking with me and a huge thank you to those who have recently started following. It’s time to shove some more coal on the fire to get this train moving again!

I have started gathering ideas for my next book which is going to be the first in a series of short crime/thriller books. However, although it’s great coming up with my own ideas etc, this time I want to involve you, my faithful followers.

I am looking for the name of an English pub to feature in my next book. I need fresh and unique ideas. If as many of you as possible can reply with one entry that would be fantastic! No matter how wacky you think they are, send them to me!

I will be choosing the winning name on the 4th March and the winner will receive a mention in the credits of my finished book.

Get your thinking caps on my faithful! I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mark

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23 comments

  1. Christine Fontainas · February 17

    Dear Mark, Although I did very little, I followed you. I’m amazed by your tenacity and your confident smile in the future. I was a great fan of Agatha Christie and if such suggestions please you, I’ll stay on the alert in case they suddenly arise from my mind. Thank you for keeping writing to me and please give my warmest kisses to my darling daughter (lol !) My warm regards go to you of course, Sincerely, Christine Fontainas

    2017-02-17 10:03 GMT+01:00 Mark Draycott Author :

    > drakes1 posted: ” So here I am! Almost a year on since the release of ‘A > Hole in Serenity’ refreshed after a short break from writing and raring to > go again! I hope you all had a great Christmas and new year. As always, a > huge thank you to you all for sticking with ” >

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    • drakes1 · February 17

      Hi Christine! It’s great to hear from you. Agatha Christie is a genius! You have great taste. Do let me know if you think of any ideas. I have passed on your love to your darling daughter. She says hello! 🙂 take care and keep in touch. Mark

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  2. Sheryl · February 18

    What a fun idea. Do you want suggestions sent privately or here in the comments?

    Liked by 1 person

    • drakes1 · February 19

      Hi Sheryl! Thanks for stopping by and for following. It is very much appreciated! You can share them in the comments or message privately. Whatever suits you best. Great to hear from you and thanks for taking part! Take care, Mark.

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  3. Sheryl · February 19

    These are actually some from my own list (Excluding the one I went with for my book) Sometimes I find a clever name that fits the story or lends to an inside joke for the character or story makes for a good tavern name.
    The beheaded inn
    The Crooked Crown
    The Loose Noose
    The Stumble Inn
    THe Tricky Turkey
    The Spectacles, Testicles Wallet & Watch
    The Crotchety Old Man
    The Reverse Inn
    The Drive Inn Tavern
    The Rusty Maiden
    The Faux Fur
    The Faux Fox Fur
    The Hook Line and Sinker
    The Two Brass Tacks

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    • drakes1 · February 19

      Fantastic Sheryl! Thank you for those! I already like the look of a few of them! 🙂

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    • drakes1 · March 4

      Hi Sheryl, I hope you are well. I’m not sure if you picked up my email but congratulations! I have chosen ‘The Rusty Maiden’ to feature in my new book. A great name so thank you! As promised I will make sure that I thank you by way of a mention in my acknowledgements. Your support is greatly appreciated! Mark

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  4. Curlygirlabroad · February 20

    A pub name… no idea! Here is some inspiration, at least like this I made some sort of contribution 😉 https://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/the-23-weirdest-pub-names-in-britain?utm_term=.ugR47mKMLB#.mdl5v2AVGd

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    • drakes1 · February 20

      Hey thank you! And thanks for stopping by and following! Any contribution is still a contribution so very much appreciated! Take care, Mark.

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  5. Amy Johnson · February 21

    The pink unicorn. The tickled panda The black cat Serenity Inn

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  6. The Teenage Economist · February 23

    The Speckled Dog or the Mariner’s Dream.

    Liked by 1 person

    • drakes1 · February 23

      I like them! Thank you for taking the time to send these to me. Very much appreciated! Good luck! Mark

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Sierra Dawn · February 24

    Hello! I am a new follower but I’d like to give a couple ideas 🙂

    The Green Parrot
    The Conchy Joe
    Tingum Tavern

    All of these have to do with the Bahamas which is where I grew up. It would provide great pub names for a crime story especially if its in a mysterious offshore setting. I especially like Tingum Tavern because Tingum is what Bahamians call something or someone when they can’t remember the name of it haha!

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  8. oldhouseintheshires · February 27

    The muddy duck……my favorite pub. Or you could have The ruddy duck!
    Other pubs in the Shire that is Wiltshire are: The Beaufort, The Prince William, The Meuthen Arms, The Sign of the Angel (love this name), The Rising Sun, The Rise and Crown….. I know sooo many! Whoops!

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    • drakes1 · February 27

      Fantastic! Thank you very much for sending these over to me and for stopping by. Your support is very much appreciated. Mark

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      • oldhouseintheshires · February 27

        That’s ok! Would love to know which you use…..

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      • drakes1 · February 27

        I will be publishing a post to reveal the winner so do follow if you can! Thanks again and do keep in touch. Mark

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  9. msarora · February 28

    Hi Mark….I have recently followed your blog and I expect that I am going to learn more about writing skills. I too tried few names .May be any one goes with your theme and make a great success.

    The Dark hole
    The Crazy Corner
    Big Black  Panther
    Dark Shadows
    Bold & Beauty
    Dead Dark Door..D3
    Hot Ice club
    The Cool Castle
    The Rock & Roll
    Spark The life
    The Great Litening Cloud
    The Shout & Loud Club
    …. best of luck for your next book.

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    • drakes1 · February 28

      Hi there! Thank you very much for taking the time to send these over. They are great! Thank you too for stopping by and for following. Your support is very much appreciated! Mark.

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  10. livinggaybrisbane · March 2

    I don’t know why but I love the idea of a pub named ‘The fettered hen’. Hope you find your pub name.

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    • drakes1 · March 2

      Thank you very much for sending this over! I like the name too! Thank you also for your support. It is very much appreciated! Mark

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  11. thenightshiftguy · March 2

    Here are my suggestions, “The Runny Nose,” and “The Empty Box” (logo of The Empty Box would be an old English phone box).

    Liked by 1 person

    • drakes1 · March 2

      Thank you for sending these over! I like the phone box idea! Thank you also for your support. It is very much appreciated! Mark

      Liked by 1 person

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