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6 Creative Ways to Name Your Fictional Characters...by Andre Cruz

Thank you, guest blogger Andre Cruz, for the terrific ideas in this article, first published on The Write Life.

When you start writing your story, how long does it take you to come up with character names? 766 more words


Thoughts on Writing - Naming Your Character

In my previous post, I talked about choosing the right attire for the characters in your world. Today, I want to talk a bit about naming. 776 more words

Stephanie Flint

Fancy Frederica

Here’s a name you don’t see often!  Frederica is an ultra-rare feminine form of Frederick, but she has some history.  Frederica Charlotte was the wife of Prince Frederick, second son of King George III and Queen Charlotte.  302 more words

Baby Names

Choosing Character Names by Mae Clair

Naming characters is a topic that gets a lot of attention. It’s been blogged about many times. I’m sure I’ve written posts in the past, too. 328 more words

Mae Clair

Below the top 1000, Part 2 (Boys)

Each week I will be writing one post on baby names that were below the top 1000 in 2015.  These posts will be in descending order from most common to least common, alternating by gender. 176 more words

Baby Names

Character Conundrum

I’m writing a novel. This isn’t a moment where I’m making some profound statement about my work, nor am I asking you to throw glitter and toot a horn. 269 more words


At some point...

…I need to pick a better name for this supporting character than “Dr. Frenchname.”

Which touches on what’s actually a serious issue for the creative process: when does a decision become a distraction…and are all distractions bad things? 153 more words