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Naming Characters: One Take On This Process

The process of choosing names for characters is one that can be undertaken with much happiness, or, at times, fraught with immense difficulties. It can sometimes be a stumbling block in writing, as, for example, the character in question is a central character through whom the action flows, and the inability to name the character may temporarily handicap the story  as a whole. 418 more words

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

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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