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What's in a name?

Actually, quite a bit. And that’s why I always put a lot of thought into the names of my characters. If you create a hero named Toby Hitler, you might have trouble attracting an enthusiastic readership. 256 more words


A Cat Called Mortimer

A reader sent a delightful note last week, and attached a picture of the cat he named after Detective Mortimer.

Doesn’t Mortimer look sweet? I’m sure the detective would be honoured to know there’s a cat named after him!

Baker Family Adventures

May the Fourth Be With You!

Today’s discussion: Star Wars names!

Now, I doubt we’re going to see a particularly large upswing of names from the latest movie.  Force Awakens was only released in December.  335 more words

Baby Names

Seeking advice

I need advice from those of you who are writers (maybe from those of you who are readers too). I’m five thousand words into a story that’s been dwelling in my mind for months if not years. 76 more words

Struggling With Fantasy Names

Genres like Fantasy and Science Fiction are notorious for having unusual names. Character and place names help set the tone and the setting of a story. 378 more words



In an effort to exploit my OCD-ness for good, here is a list of late 18th century surnames present in the western half of Connecticut during the American Revolution… 276 more words


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Fitzchivalry Farseer
A name and a character I can love!

Having come to epic fantasy reading very late in life (like in the past two years), I probably have no right to issue complaints or requests, however, that’s never stopped me before. 404 more words