• Craft,  Creativity

    Top Ten Things You Don’t Want When Naming Characters by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelists

    Sometimes naming characters is the fun part of writing. And then sometimes you feel like if you don’t get it just right, then your entire world will fall apart. It doesn’t help that there’s only twenty bajillion names to choose from. Sometimes it’s easier to figure out what you don’t want rather than what you do. 1. You don’t want repetitive sounds. If there’s a fault to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy is this: I have to think twice when I mention Sauron to make sure I’m not mixing him up with Saraman. Tolkien can get away with it, I suppose, but the average writer shouldn’t. When choosing your…