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OPTIONAL IWSG Day Question: What’s harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?
I do not generally struggle with either. It just depends on the story. Some story titles and characters come easier than others. I try to put some thought into it. I sometimes have a character fully formed in my mind and the story tells itself. I like those stories best.
In order to build the story I normal have to have a name and idea of character. If I have a good sense of what the story is about the name is sometimes automatic in the flow. I have also come up with the title first then the story, but characters come if I have the story right in the first place. Its middles I struggle with more than title or names.
I may research later into the story the theme, elements and such, to come up with a name that I “feel” fits better or sounds better when I say it out loud. This is on the rare occasion I realize the name I chose is not quite right or another would work so much better, or research to find something that better represents who the character now I have hung out with them a while. However, if I keep calling them the first name I picked, despite having renamed them, it usually means I have over thought it, overwhelm from too much story building.
Once I have a character defined in my minds eye naming is almost second nature because I never think of the story or character without a name. It is like they need a label to come alive for me. On the rare occasion, I have totally gotten a character name wrong the story just doesn’t work or flow until I find it.
Lucy and her band of early humans struggle to survive in the harsh reality of a world where nature rules, survival is a daily challenge, and a violent band threatens to destroy everything Lucy thinks she understands.
If you like Man vs. Wild, you’ll love this book. If you ever wondered how earliest man survived but couldn’t get through the academic discussions, this book is for you. It will bring that world to life in a way never seen before.