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Using Names in Fiction—4 Tips

March 7, 2015 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

Suggestions for ways to use character names in fiction, especially at the beginning of stories when readers are just meeting the characters.

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Don’t Call Me Ishmael—Name that Character

April 29, 2011 by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

However characters come to you, they’ll need names. And it’s your job to give them names that reflect their personality, history, experiences, hopes, and even the future that they’ll have stepped into by the end of your story. Learn tips for creating character names that fit.

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