Check it out! An article edited a bit that I wrote a while ago. Check this place out, though. A lot of good knowledge on how to write and some good exercises.
As you know, we at The Art of Writing are taking Sundays off. Usually I’d post a picture. However, today we have a guest post by Paul Davis instead. So, enjoy his perspective on the importance of names in writing, and I encourage all of you to go check out his blog as well!
I think often on the power of words, but recently I’ve really focused on the power of names. In my story on Hurskfjell almost everyone has a name. There are few characters referred to as “Guard #2,” or “The Bartender.” Often in fantasy and sci fi there are bit part characters that jump on and off screen, and we just don’t care to name them. A friend of mine commented while reading my story it felt I was throwing in names just to throw them in. I suppose in a sense I was. But it does…
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