Advice about Naming Characters

Think of your favorite story people. Their names are as familiar as those of your best friends. In real life most of us don’t bother to adjust our names to our personalities, so sometimes they don’t quite fit.

As writers, though, we can take advantage of subconscious biases to help readers love or hate story people.

Here’s an interesting article from the Pikes Peak Writers newsletter about character names. I love this organization and have attended many of their excellent conventions. The one this year is virtual and signup will begin soon.

Click on the link below for the article What’s in a Name?

or visit one of my other recent posts for writers.

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Revising for Structure

When I finish the dummy for my current picture book project, I’m going to dig back into my magical realism middle grade novel.

Here’s an amazing post that came in an e-newsletter today. It’s perfect and I know it will help me. If you’re revising your NaNoWriMo magnum opus, it might help you too.


Have a Picture Book MS? Check This Out

Click on the link for information about how to create a winning entry for PB Pitch sessions on Twitter.


More resources for picture book writers and more about me.

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Motivation (For Your Characters, That Is)

From Nancy Kress and WritersDigest.com, a great article about motivating your characters!

4 Ways to Motivate Characters and Plot | WritersDigest.com.

50 simple rules for making it as a writer – The Writer Magazine

From The Writer Magazine, here’s a useful article to read online. Many other resources, including writing prompts, are available on the site.

50 simple rules for making it as a writer – The Writer Magazine.

Anthology for California Prose

Have you lived in California and had prose published about some aspect of life in the Golden State? Here’s an anthology opportunity for you.

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