Finding names for your characters

One morning you wake up and there is this character walking around inside your head. He or she is begging you to tell their story, but what should you call them and who are they really? They must have some sort of back story  and history to make the story complete.

Here are few websites that will help you flesh out your character and maybe find a side kick for them too.

Warning searching for names can be addicting.

http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/

http://www.behindthename.com/random/

http://www.rinkworks.com/namegen/

http://character.namegeneratorfun.com/

 

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Keeping Track of Your Story

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After Reading A Song of Fire and Ice (known to many as the Game of Thrones), I wondered how does George R.R. Martin keep track of it all?

Here are few tips and places to help you keep track of yours.

  • Readwritethink.org This site is designed for children, but I found it handy for just getting your beginning thoughts in line and it is printable.
  • Evernote -I haven’t used this one, but I have heard good things about it. Here is what it’s website said: From short lists to lengthy research, no matter what form your writing takes, Evernote keeps you focused on moving those ideas from inspiration to completion.
  • Now for the not so techie side. I find a cork board and index cards to be helpful. Its’ great to have it there to glance at to keep you on track.
  • Another one and the one I like best is the writing journal. I keep a journal of dates and places that happen in my story. Since my novel is a historical series it is important that I age my characters correctly as time progresses and keep the dates for events accurate.

A Tribute To Mom

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I think one of the biggest tributes to a mother is when you realize that you have become just like her in one way or another. The way she did things are so much apart of you now, that her legacy will continue on for generation after generation. I remember the day I realized that for myself. I would like to share that with you in a short story called Stolen Food.