marycatelli: (Galahad)
The number of circumstances where a character would call himself Evil are kinda limited. Pretty much to adolescent style attempts to shock, and belligerent defiance (I so don't care if you call me Evil that I will call myself it first).

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 That's one way to figure out how to name your characters. . . 

Take the one name you've figured out, search for an era, and pick the rest of the names from that era.

It's when this gave me the heroine's name that I knew this work.  And the odd thing is that Ottoline, the one character whose name I knew, does not linger for long.  But the 19th century names managed to cover all the characters.

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In this world, I think that wizards are called in an old-fashioned style:  Master Firstname, Mistress Firstname.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Two sisters, both named in the outline, and one written into the story. . .

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Recently ran across a revision discussion, which had a recommendation for wordle -- to check for repetition and things. I took a look. . .
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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Okay, laddie, you're the main character.   Which means you have to have a name. . . .

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marycatelli: (Gibson Girl)
The adventures of the games of names. . . . I have a character named Caroline.  And while it's set in a fantasy world, the first thought that came to me was "Is that a medieval name?"

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Was working on a story with an obvious end, but an equally obvious "to be continued" sign on that ending.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Reading a superhero story where the name came to the hero naturally.
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marycatelli: (Strawberries)
Ah, the oddities you need.  For instance, I need an inn sign.

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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
The muse, unsurprisingly, is taking time off to embroider the finer details of the Navy of Faerie.

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marycatelli: (Strawberries)
Ah, how the ideas decided to storm out.  The reason fairies took to building boats is that there was a disenchantment arms race.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
So I was scribbling along on a story at lunch and went dry -- went poking among the old stories --
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marycatelli: (Rapunzel)
I'm usually as bad at naming cities as any other location -- that is, bad, but one city in particular raises issues.  A magical city.

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Was loosely thinking about a conceivable story -- a steampunkish version of the adventures of Odysseus -- and about names.
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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
Trying to justify superhero tropes with more or less realism can be interesting. . . .

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marycatelli: (A Birthday)
So we have the hero.  In his father's absence, he's judging cases, and getting warned that if he continues to administer justice like that, he's going to be known as Ferko the Just.

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growing up

Nov. 14th, 2014 11:43 pm
marycatelli: (A Birthday)
One heroine of mine starts out on her story -- not actually the day of her birth, but close, very close, the feast at which she acquires her name.

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