This is a great article on naming fantasy characters
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I come across a lot of posts on social media asking about naming characters, particularly in the fantasy genre. How different should they be to real world names? Should I throw an apostrophe in the middle to make it sound more fantasyish?
With NaNoWriMo kicking off tomorrow you don’t want to be wasting time thinking of names. So here’s a quick guide to help you out.
Coming up with names
Let’s start with the hard part. I like George R.R. Martin’s approach. He bases his names on…
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