Naming fictional characters is one of those writing activities a non-writer might view as...simple to do. *Sigh* They probably think we pluck a random name out of thin air, sit down to write and bring that newly named fictional person to life.
Ha! If only naming a fictional character was that simple.
This activity is not simple to do. It can take ages to come up with a name that fits your character, their era and the story.
Also, there’s no guarantee you will like the name you have chosen by the end of your drafting process.
Naming a character can cause the writer all sorts of havoc:
- The amount of time you will spend thinking about the names of imaginary folk will shock you. Some of us can take weeks, even months!
- If you struggled naming children, pets or toys – you will find choosing names for characters…
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