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Behind the Series: Syn-En, The Name Game

With all due respect to Shakespeare, names are very important. Exorcisisms can’t be performed without knowing the name of a demon. When your mother uses all of your names, you know you’re in trouble. 216 more words

Books

A character by any other name is not as sweet

Are you one of those writers who actively model characters on real people? Come on, admit it! You’ve probably endowed one or more of your protagonists with the traits of some real live hero you’ve met or read about. 554 more words

Essays

What’s in a Name? How to Pick Great Names for Your Characters

Some of you are lucky enough to know the names of your characters when you first begin writing a story. But if you’re like me, then you utilize abbreviations like MC (main character) or BG (bad guy) before you buckle down and pick a name. 443 more words

Write Here, Write Now

When are character names too unusual?

I seem to like the most unusual names for my characters. In an earlier novel I was working on I had a female protagonist named Hero. 377 more words

Writing

How to Create Effective Character Names

Names are an important part of all good characters. Names can be brave, funny, or menacing, and are an essential part of character creation. Personally, I always need a name for my characters before I can flesh them out, and that’s why today’s post will provide guidelines for crafting memorable, powerful and effective character names. 469 more words

Writing Advice

How to Create Effective Character Names

Names are an important part of all good characters. Names can be brave, funny, or menacing, and are an essential part of character creation. Personally, I always need a name for my characters before I can flesh them out, and that’s why today’s post will provide guidelines for crafting memorable, powerful and effective character names. 469 more words

Writing Advice

Female Character Names

I have come up with five female names for every letter in the alphabet.

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