Let's Talk about Characters! Part 1-Naming

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These next few blogs are going to be about characters because to me characters can be more important than plot.

In my Fiction Writing class, we talked about naming characters. Most of the time, writers go for something symbolic, but I just give my characters names that sound realistic. For instance, in one of my stories, I have a character named Claire Bach. There's no significance to the name whatsoever, I just thought it sounded like a good. Now if I was writing something literary, then I would be going for a symbolic name.

The go to source for names for most writers are baby name books. Over the years, I've probably done this about once or twice. It's not that I'm lazy, it's just that I know enough names on my own to draw from.

Oh and here's a good site for info on creating characters: http://www.fictionfactor.com/characters.html

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