Problems naming things

I roll off names all the time. I don’t know why, but I do. See what Craig Boyack has to say about character names on today’s Story Empire post.

Story Empire

Hi Gang, Craig here today with a little confession to make. I hate naming things. This can be almost any form, I’m just not comfortable with names. This can be countries, planets, characters, ships, whatever.

Sometimes I feel like I did okay. I think the name, Lisa Burton, suits my robotic personal assistant and spokesmodel.

I’m pretty content with the name of the pirate ship in my current project. Lanternfish has a fair ring to it, and it’s kind of a vicious creature too.

Others, I hide in the corner and hope the names are acceptable to my reading audience. In fact, the main character in The Yak Guy Project has no name at all. Hey, it worked for Clint Eastwood movies.

My character, Clovis, from The Playground, never got a last name. It didn’t stop him from being a pretty popular character with my readers.

I’ve picked up a…

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