You want to write a science fiction book ,but you keep getting stumped on character names. You created a whole new beautiful world and need the names to reflect that, so how do you come up with them? That is what we will be discussing today!
Take a name you already know. Think of your favorite name in whatever language and modify it a little. Play around with the endings and beginning until it sounds like the perfect name for your character.
Good ole name generator. Sometimes you need a little boost to get things started, and that’s where a name generator comes in handy. Fantasy name generator have more than just fantasy, but click on what you’re looking for and they can generate male and female names for you! Another good one is Donjon, they also have lots of genres and categories to choose from.
Go back to the roots. Crack open a latin or greek dictionary and use root words to come up with a name!
Tell us how you come up with your unique character names!
You are already a masterpiece, but your current situation is a work in progress. Always set yourself up for success! You are allowed to be both. Or let’s say you already have your masterpiece out in the world… and there’s no shame in starting back from the beginning to create another masterpiece!
The thing I love most about these messages is that they can be viewed in many different ways. After reading this, how would you describe the connection between being a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time?
Take a minute and appreciate all that you have written. Be proud of it and remember that it all came from you!
Like a record that will keep on spinning, I will constantly remind you that writing is powerful in so many ways. It allows you to discover and uncover your inner most thoughts, feelings, and ideas.In order to discover what you know, you can write! And just keep on writing. That is why we encourage you so often to write everyday- because you never know when you will return to that thought, feeling, or idea that will turn into something bigger!
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Everyone loves a hero! You can find yours right in the comfort of your mind!
If a hero is what you are looking for, take them on a hero’s journey. Where they embark on a transformational adventure that they may not have seen coming. If you create a hero worth following, people will want to hear about it! Study your favorite heroes and follow them along on their journey. Build inspiration from them. Are they heroes that you would follow? Soon enough you will create your own!
Some say it is good to be scared every now and then. It can push you towards your goals, and allows you to think from a different perspective. Now this doesn’t have to be jump-out-of your-skin kind of scared. It can be a personal vulnerability in your writing, such as being afraid to write something new or expressing a different opinion. However, in most cases that fear is holding you back. I encourage you to get out of your own head and do something that scares you! You only have one life to live, make sure you live it up to YOUR highest potential.
You probably already read the title..so who comes to your mind first? It doesn’t have to be a famous writer. It could be your fifth grade teacher, a parent or a blogger. But we all have role models, or someone who pushed us in the direction toward our dreams. We feed off of other people and in this case a positive way. If someone did not come to your mind right away that’s okay. Inspiration is all around you. Take what you can and build off of it!
Some people will devote themselves to writing once they put down the one book that changed their lives. Think back to that time that made you want to become a writer. Was it the world building that J. K Rowling produced in Harry Potter? The character development by Jane Austen in Pride and Prejudice? The disturbing nature of Steven King in Pet Sematary? The list can go on and on! Remember what/who made you want to become a writer in the first place.
Every Monday we take a quote from a famous writer and break it down. Do any of them ring a bell? Consider yourself a role model to other writers everyday. Who knows maybe your quote will give inspiration for years to come.
Sometimes it is best to face things head-on. In times like these we need to band together to make it a little easier. Did you know of all the support you can get online! Even just reading this post and sharing it with others may help someone get through the day a little easier. Join reading and writing communities on the internet. My two favorite hashtags are #writingcommunity and #writerslift. You will be amazed by all the support people are giving each other! So let’s support each other, and together we can get through it the best we can!
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