Creating Names in Fiction

Creating Names in Fiction

When it comes to creating names it’s hit or miss for me. Sometimes I know right away what I want to name a character, a city, etc. But what happens when I don’t? Or can’t choose between two or more names?

For the latter, sometimes I ask you, my followers, through a poll? Like this one.:

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Final Tri-Annual Progress Report & 2018 Writing Plan

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Usually I’d post this during the final days of December, right before the New Year. Alas, December 31 was on a Sunday. And I’ve become a stickler in keeping with my posting schedule. So I compromised to have this post published right as the old year ends and the new year begins.

But before I start regaling you with my final progress report and 2018 writing plans, I just want to say…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Now, in 2017 I made a lot of plans. Some I was on goal, others I was not. In particular in not writing any new stories until at least I’ve completed one or two of my current  WIPs. But I did write 30 new poems in NaPoWriMo this past April. And I did get two poems, both written during NaPoWriMo, published in an online magazine.

Anyways, here’s a look at my writing progress from September to December. And what my writing plan for 2018 will be.

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IWSG Day & Plotting Madness

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First, let me say this officially, Happy Anniversary Beverly Hills 90210!

Now back to regular blog hop programming. Is it 2018 yet? At the rate it’s going 2017 will be over in a blink of an eye, pardon my cliche. But that means another year of coming together. And offering each other support in our tight knit writing community. As always, thanks for gathering us together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh!

And thanks goes to the awesome co-hosts posting today: Olga Godim, Chemist Ken,Jennifer Hawes, and Tamara Narayan!

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twitter hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

What’s going on with me this month?

Finished plotting out the last five chapters and epilogue of The Soul Traveler. The epilogue is set five years after the events of the story. And left it open ended for a possible sequel with an older, none too wiser and still sassy MC, Kyna Lynn James.

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