Do you want to write the right name?

Don’t know about y’all, but I struggle with names of all sorts.

Reading this article, by Roz Morris, was like a cool spring breeze showing up on a hot July Texas afternoon.

Too many times, as I begin to write, my character does not fit the name I’ve given them. And so begins the struggle. Same thing happens with towns, businesses, and places. As the entities come to life they begin to assert themselves and uncertainty works its way into my brain.

Did I choose the right name? Has their personality gone astray? Or does my writing just plain stink?

Ms. Morris suggested if unsure about a name, use a label until you are sure. Great idea!

Shakespeare wrote, A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But does it?

She is right about the names we choose.

What’s in a name? Everything!

Click on the link below and head over to Nail Your Novel to read a terrific post.

Naming your characters and settings by Roz Morris

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2 thoughts on “Do you want to write the right name?

  1. Once I changed a characters name halfway through writing a novel. I didn’t even notice that my character wanted a new name. My husband picked up the change while beta reading for me. I used the second name even thought I don’t know where it came from. Writing is a mysterious business and I agree with you. What’s in a name. Everything.

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