Writing Tip #1

When creating characters, make sure their names are pronounceable! It doesn’t matter if you can pronounce it if your readers can’t. Have a name for a character? Let some friends or family read a scene with the name in it. Then get their reactions. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to rework a name because it was simply unreadable.

Also, for a fascinating discussion on “what’s in a name” check out Matt Wainwright’s recent post: ‘A Rose by any other Name’.

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9 thoughts on “Writing Tip #1

  1. this is hilarious. the amount of times ive read a name and thought it was pronounced one way and then find out its not. Or even reading and have no fucking idea how to say it and have to look it up online 😁

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