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Monday, August 24, 2020

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Names of characters today.

I've always loved Dickens, and even more after researching nomenclature, the naming of characters to suit their personalities. Here's a little screenshot of one of my essays...

You'll find the whole essay (it's not long) here...

Anyway, so during my writing 'career', I've tried to do the same, naming characters with names that matched their personalities, or gave them 'made-up' names which sounded like them. My first series of four books and most of my writing is like this. Reginald is a great name for someone who rents out a universe, while Graham Reader replaces Grim Reaper. Guido symbolizes the most dull person in the world.

In my 'How to' series (two books... How to Build a Castle in Seven Easy Steps and How to Sink a Ship (in eight long, excruciatingly terrifying, stinkingly evil nights)), I used anagrams of writers I both love - good characters - and loath -  bad characters. Norby, the hero is Byron. The 'good' village is called Wenigyham (Hemingway), while the 'bad' village is Rimshag (Grisham). That kind of thing.

My new sci-fi series is different. I decided to use 'real' names. Names of my students (with their consent), though changed slightly - except for the main character. She was my muse to writing this up due to her complete insanity in completing online weekly assignments. She was the one who wrote forever, made me laugh and gave absolutely genuine and yet crazy answers. Long live Karina! If only all my students were like her.

So, if you'd like to read 'her' journey, pick up the book (or wait for the #free download in 7 days). But PLEASE, whichever it is, leave an honest review!

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