This article is by Terrie Quincey.
Naming your characters is often step one in the writing process. Don’t let it hold you back. Create names using these quick tips so you can move on with your story.
1. Consider Ancestry
This is a useful tool to get the ball rolling. Does your character have an ancestry in your mind? You can look up a list of names from that background and see if any seem like what you’re looking for.
If nothing else, this is a good way to narrow your options if you’re struggling. This can be true of characters that come from a distinct ethnic background.Continue Reading