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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QueryTracker Blog: The Publishing Pulse: November 9, 2012

Don’t miss this inspiring collection of resources for writers gathered from around the Internet. Topics covered include developing an author platform, checking your contract, using social media effectively, overcoming discouragement, and more.

QueryTracker Blog: The Publishing Pulse: November 9, 2012.

Daily News from Poets & Writers

Poets and Writers is a great organization for literary workers. I learned about the market for literary short stories and poetry through Coda, their original newsletter. Without them, I would not have had my poems published in such fine journals. I am proud to be included in their juried list.

You do not have to be listed, however, to receive¬†Poets and Writers, their current magazine, or to access the many excellent resources on their site. Here’s their news page. If you are a poet, bookmark it and visit often. Also, check out their market listings. Fall is a great time to submit work.

Daily News from Poets & Writers.