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What's in a Name?

One of the hardest part of writing, in my humble opinion, is naming things. Characters, places, businesses, musical acts, it makes no difference, finding an acceptable name can be torture. 606 more words

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What’s in a Character’s Name? Part 2

By Alison Potoma

What’s in a Character’s Name? Part 1 focused on the etymology and origins of names.  In Part 2, let’s consider 5 things to think about when naming characters for… 1,047 more words

Children's Books

NaNoWriMo preparation

So in 20 days the madness of NaNoWriMo 2014 will begin. NaNoWriMo happens every November and the goal is to write 50,000 words in a month. 245 more words

Character Names

NaNoWriMo Prep #5 - Naming Your Characters

Before I start today’s post, I want to bring to your attention a book you might find useful for NaNo prepping. It’s called Fast Fiction – A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days… 906 more words


Character Names - Jago and Arlina

I’m torn. My NaNoWriMo novel will be set in a dystopian version of Scotland where I’ve always wanted to set a novel. Now that I’ve chosen the setting, I have to decide on character names!  304 more words


What's in a Name?

No matter how much I believe in What’s in a Name? names are something which always seem to either capture my attention or lose it completely. 715 more words


Guest Blogging about character names

I’ve been invited to guest blog on Mary T Bradford’s website today to mark the launch of Five Days on Ballyboy Beach. I’m talking about character names, especially the “hero’s”… 12 more words