The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook

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"F+W Media, Inc.", Aug 1, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 498 pages
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Writers give as much thought and consideration to naming characters as they would to naming a newborn child. This trusted writing resource takes the uncertainty out of the process with a brand new edition. It's packed full of features - both proven and new - with: More than 25,000 first and last names organized by meaning and ethnic origin; Invaluable instruction on naming strategies and creating original names; Lighthearted sidebars explaining famous character names from literature; A look at how bestselling novelists, like Elizabeth George, Marian Keyes and more, name their characters; Now all types of fiction writers can add more nuance and meaning to their work with the perfect names.
 

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User Review  - shabacus - LibraryThing

This is an excellent source for names and their meanings, although it is far from complete. Its particular strength is in providing names from different cultures or time periods, not to mention the ... Read full review

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User Review  - kyronae - LibraryThing

The perfect source book for writers who need a quick name reference. Organized by nationality, you can find names from all around the world, from Armenian to Welsh. Wonderful! Read full review

Contents

Parti THE CRAFT OF NAMING
1
Indian
2
Sidebars
20
Michael Connelly
36
Lorraine Heath
53
Marian Keyes
62
Sari Robins
75
Debbie Raleigh
89
Haywood Smith
136
Daniel Wallace
152
Karyn Langhorne
173
Tina Wainscott
190
Maori 2
271
Native American 2
274
Norwegian 2
285
Persian 2
293

Barry Eisler
104
Latin 2
109
Elizabeth Boyle
119
Sarah Mlynowski
128
Polish 2
296
Part 3
418
Index
431
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About the author (2009)

Sherrilyn Kenyon was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1965. She attended the University of Georgia. She has written novels and nonfiction works using both her real name and the pseudonym Kinley MacGregor. The name was created when she started writing historical romances. She writes several series including The Dark-Hunters, The League, Lords of Avalon, BAD Agency and the Chronicles of Nick.

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