It’s time for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group blog hop. How does it work?
To quote from the website here
What’s harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?
I’ve always found thinking of character names tricky. Even when I research on online sites it takes me some time to decide on the right name. One year during NaNoWriMo my character was called ‘Friend’ all the way through because I couldn’t think of a name.
I can’t really say anything about book titles. I haven’t finished any yet. I struggle equally with short story titles. But these are the least of my worries, generally finishing a story to a good standard (or just finishing it) is enough of a challenge at the moment.
I was recently reminded about the Name Generator on Scrivener, I think I read it on the Scrivener Virgin page but I can’t find it now. (One thing on my writing to do list which I never get around to is: learn how to use Scrivener and read the info on that website). I found more info on this site http://www.atfmb.com/2012/01/23/scrivener-quick-tip-name-generator/
If you go into the ‘Tools’ drop down menu and then onto ‘writing tools’ you will find this little box. You can select the letter the name will start with and male or female.
I’ve always used babyname websites in the past- discreetly- there’s some websites that allow you to search for names by meanings: http://www.meaning-of-names.com/search/ I often use this website http://www.20000-names.com/ because it has fantasy names and deity names which is helpful if you’re writing something that fits that genre.
At the moment I need to focus more on finishing stories and then I’ll worry about these types of problems.
Facebook reminded me yesterday that it’s been three years since I won the writing competition, that flew and I’ve done nothing since. I really need to do something. Thanks for the knock down Facebook. I am so tired of not being productive and complaining about it. I can only keep trying, though I do feel like waving a flag with the word ‘help’ on it. I really fit the description of Insecure Writer.
Keep trying and thinking positive…. Use this little reminder (thanks Facebook!!!) to spur me on. Work brain work.