Inside the Fiction Factory – Part 8

Spelling Garry

When I was preparing my debut novel, The Copernicus Coercion for publication, the decision over whether to use GJ Scobie or Garry J Scobie came up for debate. I settled on GJ Scobie and still wonder whether I made the right decision. Working on-line all day, I often see my name spelt incorrectly with one ’r’, instead of two. Looking at Scotland on Google Maps, I can see a Glen Garry, Loch Garry, River Garry, Garry Bridge, a village called Invergarry, and a beach called Garry on the Isle of Lewis. I’ve even found a street in Glasgow, called Garry. Maybe I should have used Garry on the book cover, just so folk know how it should be spelt?


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