Tag Archives: character names

A name by any other name would be a giant pain in the…

One aspect of writing that readers may not realize is a huge pain in the … um, neck, is naming characters. It seems like it would be an obvious and easy thing, doesn’t it? Certainly easier than figuring out a … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Drive

Dorothy Cannell: Had a wonderful Malice Domestic spending time with old friends and hopefully making new ones.  My husband Julian and I set off in the car 5 AM on Thursday, April 27th.  We always leave at that inhumane hour so … Continue reading

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A Car is as Telling as a Name

By Brenda Buchanan One of my beta readers jotted an interesting question in the margin of an early draft of my first Joe Gale book. Does the reader really need to know what kind of car Joe drives?  I didn’t even have to … Continue reading

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Creating a Character Bible

Lea Wait, here,. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog about what I needed to do after I’d finished a book. One task I mentioned was updating my Character Bible. E.J. Runyon contacted me and asked that I … Continue reading

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“Your Name in a Book”

Recently letters went out to authors attending Malice Domestic, the largest gathering of fans of the traditional mystery, to ask for contributions for the annual charity auction. Many conferences hold these auctions as part of the festivities, choosing a good … Continue reading

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