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How to Name Your Characters

Ahh... the beauty of creating a story is that you get to define everything about it, right?

Which is awesome when you're putting together settings and plots; even character appearance and traits are in your hands.

sage wolfsong blog graphic character naming

But what about naming them? Do you ever sit there and have this perfect image of what a character looks like, only to be stumped by what to call them?

My main characters seem to show up in my life complete with names, but damn. Then there's secondary characters, and those get me every time. I personally love this name generator website, but you might have a different favorite. (Psst, I'd love to hear what your favorites are!)

I found this awesome blog post over on the NaNo website that's all about little inside tricks to naming. (And yes, I've sat with a monster-long list of secondary and cameo characters on one screen and a name generator on another, just cranking them out.)
Go check it out, then get busy naming those characters!

 

*This post originally appeared on one of my old blogs, on Oct. 12, 2016. I will be moving the blog posts over there to sagewolfsong.com gradually.*


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