Peephole In My Skull

Bag End

Still not sure what to name this new studio. My old office was, perhaps a bit ostentatiously, referred to as “the Library”, since it has always been my dream to have a huge personal library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a little ladder on wheels like Lex Luthor had in Superman the Movie. Of course, I would need a lackey to push me on the ladder, but first things first.

Right now the new place is being referred to as “the Studio”, “the office”, “next door”, and “the Hobbit-hole”. As any PR strategist will tell you, this is a bad idea. Clarity of message is essential. I’m open to suggestions for a final name. There’s a prize in it for anyone who comes up with a winner. If not, I may start using the title of this blog.

Here’s my latest progress report:

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 1:03 am by PeatB
Filed under Contests, Hobbit-hole, Interviews, Life
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14 responses to “Bag End”

  1. The Den of Demons
    Creation’s Cavern
    Too cheesy? Yes.

    The Writer’s Block (as a preventative/ironic statement)
    I Forgot (so whenever anyone asks what your studio is called you can annoyingly keep saying that…or have it as a password)
    The Common Room
    The Reservoir
    SANCTUARY!

    And that’s all I have for now.

    Posted by Lo, on October 14th, 2009 at 8:53 am
  2. Names are important.
    And maybe that why I’m very bad at choosing them.
    When I write a little story, and I have to name someone I always worry he/she/it won’t like it.
    I admit it sounds stupid, but I can’t stop it.
    I keep thinking about he/she/it, wether the choosen names fit them, if they like them or if it doesn’t sound to stupid calling them.
    Just imagine your on a train, bus car or whatever, suddenly you hear trough the bus:
    “Hey, Grazt, where are ya?”
    It’s sounds not just stupid, but also wrong.
    If you understand my..unusual thinking.
    But why am I writing all that?
    Honestly, I don’t know.
    Maybe just to say this sentence:
    You grow into a name.

    So, if I were you, I’d name the apartment something like:
    Bome….(BOok hoME)
    and after working (well, you are going to write there) there for a certain timeperiod I’d discuss the name again.
    Because then you – damn, this whole post just sound like I’m craty – *know* that room.
    You know maybe everything aubout it.
    Where you like to sit an imagine Arlen fighting the demons, or Reagen gotten a lecture from his wife.
    And where you do the writing.
    Where you may sleep ‘cauese it’s so tiring etc.

    I guess I’ll stop talking (or writing) nonsene….
    Good Night to everyone out there *smile*

    Posted by Eve, on October 14th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
  3. The Warded (or Painted) Den.
    The Sanctum Sanctorum.
    The Holy of Holies.
    The Refuge.
    Tanelorn (if you’re a Moorcock fan, can’t remember if you are).
    Peephole in my Office.
    The Forge.
    The Crucible.
    Succor.

    Love how everything’s coming together. Almost there!

    Posted by Myke, on October 14th, 2009 at 6:25 pm
  4. I just wanted to say I recognised one of your books on your paperback shelf ‘The Way of Shadows’. It was a really interesting book. When I bought The Painted Man, I was really conflicted because I really wanted The Way of Shadows as well but could only get one. I actually stood in the shop holding both books thinking ‘demons or assassins’ repeatedly in my head for about 5min before I chose the demons. I made a good choice too. About 2 weeks later though, my sister bought The Way of Shadows anyway so I was happy =D I got to read two great books.

    Ummm some names you can use…how about your Safe House? The Domain, The Oasis, The Writing Block/Room, yeah im not very creative haha. The Core/Hive maybe?

    Posted by Samantha, on October 15th, 2009 at 9:20 am
  5. The Stedding or Peat’s Stedding or Stedding Brett
    The Warded Room (noticed someone already said Warded Den – damn)
    The Apothecary
    Demon Haven
    Writer’s Haven
    The Asylum :)

    Posted by Neal, on October 15th, 2009 at 1:49 pm
  6. Samantha, I liked The Way of Shadows, too. Brent Weeks and I have been chatting online, and he’s a really nice guy. We’re planning to finally meet up in person at World Fantasy later this month and get drunk together.

    Everyone else, keep those great ideas coming! FYI, Neal’s “Stedding” suggestions reference a D&D game I ran in college. Neal, I just found my notes for it the other day!

    Posted by Peat, on October 16th, 2009 at 2:07 am
  7. Oh man, I just read the Way of Shadows trilogy, too. So, so good. As with the Warded Man, I was all boggled for a few days after I finished the books. It’s so neat that you’ll be hanging out with him.

    In terms of office names….

    The Core
    The Attic
    The DM Closet
    The Book Brothel
    The Anti-Anti Magic Zone

    Posted by Alex, on October 16th, 2009 at 8:39 am
  8. Peat’s Pocket Dimension
    The Den of Many Things
    The Grotto
    The Hold or Peat’s Hold

    Did you find character sheets? Randy’s min/max ranger?

    Posted by Neal, on October 16th, 2009 at 9:35 am
  9. Doesn’t that apartment share a wall with your current one? If so, I suggest you get a wardrobe and make a hidden door from your apartment to that one. Then you can call your new office “Narnia”.

    Posted by Justin, on October 19th, 2009 at 8:46 am
  10. That’s actually an awesome idea. I wish I’d thought of that.

    Maybe someday. Right now I am broke and sick of remodeling. Just spent all day working on my daughter’s room and making improvements to the rest of our home apartment. After this I am hanging my swords and art, setting up the action figures, and then I am friggin’ done for a good long while..

    Posted by Peat, on October 19th, 2009 at 8:26 pm
  11. It’s always hard to find a name for things, and usually I suck at it, but coming home this afternoon I was thinking about the contests, and I had a flash :

    The Peat
    or Peat’s Pit

    :-p

    OK maybe it’s just my french addiction for “jeux de mots” (I don’t know how you say that in english) but I found it kind of funny so I wanted to let you know ;-)

    Posted by Jessica, on October 23rd, 2009 at 1:03 pm
  12. I posted something earlier but it seems it didn’t work…

    So, I said that I usually suck at names, but I had a flash driving home this afternoon :

    The Peat
    or Peat’s Pit

    ?

    Maybe it’s just my french addiction for “jeux de mots”(I don’t know how you say it in english…), but I found it kind of funny

    Posted by Jessica, on October 23rd, 2009 at 2:03 pm
  13. Jessica, your first comment was caught in my spam filter. I don’t know why, but I would have approved it relatively quickly. I check it all the time.

    Google translates jeux de mots as “wordplay”, which can mean a lot of things, but I wonder if “pun” is the word you’re looking for?

    Anyway, I dunno about Peat’s Pit. The office might get bogged down by a name like that. ^^

    Posted by PeatB, on October 24th, 2009 at 11:20 am
  14. Oh OK, I’m sorry I posted another, I though it hasn’t work at all because I was redirected at to top of the page.

    Yes, “pun” is the right word :-)

    Hehe, that’s clear a name like it calls for troubles

    Posted by Jess, on October 25th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

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