Character Names that Captivate

Character Names that Captivate

First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him! – Ray Bradbury  How important are character names? Honestly, it’s pretty significant. Let’s look at the male name in movies for a second. If you notice in movies there are perceived “strong” names used for male characters all the time and for some reason, we as the audience, seem to gravitate toward those characters. Is it because of their name? Maybe not. But let’s look at a common name used in movies and books. Let’s take the name “Jack” as…

Your Writing Voice

Your Writing Voice

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write. – Somerset Maugham   There comes a moment in a writer’s life where their writing voice becomes unique and their own. I think finding ones writing voice is as important as the story itself. That voice is yours and no one else’s. Have you ever picked up a book and knew who wrote it before you actually knew who it was? Maybe Stephen King is your favorite author, and…