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20 November 2012 @ 07:51 pm
 
GUEST BLOG:
I've written a guest blog for Jungle Red Writers (www.jungleredwriters.com) which should be up tomorrow; the blog is on the subject of coming up with names for characters. Now I still need to figure out how to "reply" to comments, if there are any...

Not to mention that I have to a) teach tomorrow and b) when I come home i) clean up the last of the construction debris ii) prep the house for Thanksgiving dinner iii) pre-cook the pre-cookables and iv) get ready for LosCon, which is Friday. But by all means, stop by Jungle Red Writers and see what I have to say on the subject of naming names.
 
 
 
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handwornhandworn on November 21st, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
I think names are important. The actually linguistically based languages and names in the Lord of the Ring trilogy and The Hobbit are serious strengths of those books, I think.

Thanks for the tip on the Ingraham book. I was pretty amazed to find it's quite valuable-- $131 is the lowest on Bookfinder-- and rare, with no copies on eBay.

I suppose Woody Allen couldn't make anything funny out of "Phileas is a guy who travels around the world in 80 days"; almost no one would get the reference.
tselmendetselmende on November 21st, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
I love the post. :D Left a comment.
Elizabeth McCoyarchangelbeth on November 21st, 2012 06:35 pm (UTC)
*piggybacking on someone else's comment*
Same!
coelicoeli on November 21st, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
Re: *piggybacking on someone else's comment*
Likewise!
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