The Naming Ceremony

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For some writers, naming characters is crucial. Of course all characters need a name, but it has to be the perfect name for your character. The one that rings just right; that really gets across the spirit and personality of your character.

The name that you choose for your character is going to affect how your readers perceive them. They might find the name unusual, cool or even typical and plain. Sometimes when you’re skimming over possible character names, you come across ones that remind you of someone you don’t like. Sometimes you really like the name but it doesn’t suit your character. Other times you don’t even know where to start.

Here are some strategies for finding awesome character names.  Continue reading

Vanquishing the Villain: Writer’s Block

Conquering Writer’s Block

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It hits all writers. You’re in the middle of writing a gripping story and the flow of ideas just seems to stop. It seems you can’t come up with anything fascinating or interesting enough. But don’t despair. There are ways to fight writer’s block. Most of it is all in your head. It’s only a matter of changing your attitude towards this pesky villain. Continue reading