What’s in A Name?

Good information Beem.

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Naming characters might not seem like a major aspect to writing fiction, but it’s one of the most important pieces of the writing puzzle.

Names, when well thought out, convey elements of that character’s personality, region of birth, ethnicity. A memorable name will also stay with your readers—even after they’ve finished reading your book. Names like Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are much more memorable than, say, Dave Johnson and Bill Smith. Over the course of many books and several movies, we have a firm image of Han and Luke. Just hearing those names takes us on a journey into the future, into the deepest reaches of space. Bill and Dave, though part of a famous story, would not be easily recognizable in the name-dropping game of story fandom.

At times, I’ll come up with a name before I even have the story. There’s a personality within the name that…

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About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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5 Responses to What’s in A Name?

  1. Interesting article. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. beemweeks says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this article, Shirley! 😊

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  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

    I wanted to be able to come back to this post again and again; and to share it with my followers. Thanks for stopping by everybody.

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  4. Jan Sikes says:

    I really enjoyed Beem’s post. Thanks for sharing it, Shirley!

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