BookDaily.com recently featured an article of mine about naming characters. Be sure to check out the full piece (with all my insightful explanations, ha), but here are some highlights:
1. Vary your characters' names so they don't confuse your readers.
2. Take your characters' ethnicity into account.
3. Factor in your genre.
4. If writing a memoir, you might want to change some names to protect the (not-so) innocent.
What tips do you have for naming characters? What are your favorite characters' names? And has anyone named their child after one of your characters? I may not have invented Khaleesi or Arya, but I'm pretty sure we'll see Sage-Femme Bitchface topping the baby name charts any day now...
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