Writing Tips: Creating Character Names


You have a great story idea then you begin to write and you come to that moment . . . what is the name of the primary protagonist? The problem continues as you come to each character thereafter, including secondary and incidental characters. It’s a bear of a problem even if you don’t think so right  now. You may even have written the novel and now realize you have name problems.

Following are some things to consider when naming characters:


Correct Name for the Time Period

There are a lot of names that can be used in present day novels because people are becoming creative or retro in naming their children. However when writing one easy way to help immediately let a reader now if your story is in present day or in the past is by the names you choose to use.

Example 1

Khloe looked out over…

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