Tag: naming characters

  • Naming

    I’m having a difficult time with names. With characters, I just name them, usually. Some come into my head fully formed, name and all. My First Reader named Learoyd Otheris Mulvaney, the centuries-old pixie whose stark cynicism has been shaken by the acquisition of a wife… and two children. But me? I’m trying to come…

  • Smelling Sweetly

    Smelling Sweetly

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” –William Shakespeare When I am writing fiction, I don’t worry too much about names, either of characters or of books. I think I have a story somewhere in which the main character has no name. You see,…