Check out this post from Jean’s Writing blog on the importance of a character name
A name is very important to your reader. Names, first and last, define a character enabling the reader to envision the character.
Do you struggle with selecting a cool name?
I do! Every time I sit down to develop a new character, I struggle.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about selecting the best name. I’ve tried name generators and had mixed results. On rare occasions, a name comes to me and just fits. You know what I mean?
Other times as with the antagonist in my current WIP, selecting a name is a major pain in my ass. I’ve changed her name a dozen times or so it seems. Her name still doesn’t work for me. At times I’ve called her Madame X just so I could get a scene down. Come to think of it Madame X, hmm. No, definitely not.
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What a funny post, dear Don. It reminded me of a set of Wodehouse’s stories where all the heros were called as cocktails or some other alcoholic drinks! 🙂
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