Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What's in a name?

So the main character of the novel I'm working on, is named Jonathan. Sometimes I wonder if it's too plain for a fantasy story, but I just cant bring myself to make up odd sounding, crazy ass names for my characters. "What do you want?" asked Jayhamdifibleritsz... Lol, yes that might be a bit much, but you get my point.

Whenever I read a story where the names are obviously invented, it takes a while for me (as a reader) to get used to. Don't get me wrong, I use some strange, or even unheard of names in the story: Imlay is Jonathan's teacher, Bixby is a faerie, and Ponder is Jonathan's love interest... etc. (By the way, I don't know why, but I love the name Ponder for a girl)

Maybe I'm just biased and the names in my story are just as wonky as in any other fantasy story. Oh well, feel free to tell me what you think :)

On another point, I have been a slacker for the last few days. I haven't written anything and whenever I have tried, I have just felt lost. That's mostly an excuse... I just need to go to another place in the story or go back and do some editing. Oh well.

So I guess that's it for now. Jonathan may have an ordinary name, but I like it.
buh bye :)

1 comment:

  1. Whats that new Teenie- Sci Fi Movie say. You could add the letters "anous" to make it sound more interesting?