Titles and Character Names and the IWSG

The Fool answers to any name.

Grehan here. I’m proud of myself. Three consecutive months I’ve shown up for IWSG blog hop. June’s prompt goes something like this:

What’s harder to come up with: story titles, or character names?

This’ll be quick.

I don’t sweat over this stuff.

These aren’t dogs we’re talking about. Stories don’t have to come when they’re called. The title is a digital placeholder, a pointer that directs you to the genius tale you’re focused on creating.

Characters? Unless you’re writing biography, character names are meaningful only to you. I’ll bet my cap feathers nobody ever read the final page of a novel, and then sighed and said, “What great names.”

On the final edit, and the really final edit, and the edit that might genuinely be the last final edit, I’m still open to suggestion. If you’re planning to involve other people in your publishing journey, don’t grow attached.

Pitch, premise, synopsis, and story. Those are your bread and butter.

 

Character names and titles. Forget about em.

The IWSG’s co-hosts this month are Beverly Stowe McClure, Tyrean Martinson, and Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor!

 

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A-to-Z Challenge: Q is for Quiz

Been dull around here the last couple days. Not much to read, not much to view. Let’s liven it up with a quiz.

Relax.

It’s easy.

Besides, I don’t judge. Five stars, one star, who cares? (I know you jilted that one-star reviewer and clearly they deserved it!)

Now, for the ungraded quiz.

The illustration below depicts six different genres of fiction. Can you guess which is which? (Hint: they’re kinda obvious.)

  1. _________
  2. _________
  3. _________
  4. _________
  5. _________
  6. _________

Writing humor. Genre quiz. A photoshop mashup that celebrates some favorite genre tropes. Genre Love! See the web post for component parts.

 

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