Started by Gyppo, December 10, 2020, 03:16:08 PM
Quote from: Gyppo on December 10, 2020, 08:17:30 PMNon-writers say things like 'But they're not real. You invented them'. Other creative types, like painters and sculptors, 'kind of' understand how it works.
Quote from: Gyppo on January 02, 2021, 08:20:49 PMI used to make up my own names for the characters when reading English translations of Russian books, otherwise it was too easy to lose track. I'm sure Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn would have been horrified to find Peters, Lexies, and Georginas littering his books.
Quote from: DGSquared on February 24, 2021, 10:45:58 AMIn my book about the Marshmallow Moon, my characters are animals and insects. The experts warn not to use rhyming animal names or names like Ollie Owl, Timothy Tortoise, or Frangelica, the Firefly when they seem to suit my story.