What’s in a Name? Everything!

The heart of a great story is a great character. A rose may be a rose may be a rose, but a character’s name is very important. Consider how much Harry’s name tells us about young Potter. Here’s a handy guide for naming characters.

How to Name Your Characters.


  1. carlynross says:

    Reblogged this on late nights and coffee stains.

  2. jcckeith says:

    Reblogged this on Jcckeith and commented:
    It’s funny to come across this post today. I just had a discussion this morning with another writer about the importance of a name. A name has to fit just right or it can disqualify the character or make them less appealing.

  3. jcckeith says:

    Character names are critical to how a reader views or sympathizes with a character. A name can turn someone off completely to a character if it doesn’t fit just right.

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