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    How to Get the Best Help on the Writers' Forums

    Hi! Welcome to the Writer's Forum. Here's the place to discuss character names and also story titles, pen names, fictional place names, and other naming issues related to writing.

    All questions and discussions are welcome, but if you're seeking naming advice for a story or novel you're writing, we suggest using the following templates as the most effective way to get the best and most complete responses.

    Categories

    The first thing you should do when creating a thread is select a category from this list that best represents the sort of help you need.


    1. NAMING X: Choose this category if you need help deciding on a name for one character by themselves.

    2. NAMING X,Y,Z: Choose this category if you need help deciding on names for more than one character.

    3. A,B,C. NAMING X: Choose this category if you already have characters A,B and C but need help with naming one or more other characters to fit the set.

    4. NAME CHECK: Choose this category if you have a set of names and you’d like users to assess whether they work as a group/part of a world/part of a country etc.

    5. REPLACING X: Choose this category if you already have names for some/all of your characters but you’d like to change one or more of them.

    6. NAMING OPINIONS: Choose this category if you have a name and just want to know if people have any preconceptions towards it.

    7. THING NAME: Choose this category if you need a name/s for something that isn't a person.

    8. SELECT FROM A POLL: Choose this category if you have a list of names and would like others to vote for one.

    9. DYSTOPIA: Choose this category if you're writing a dystopian story.


    Forms

    Now you're ready to write the contents of your thread! Each category has a form that goes with it to help you out. The forms are all below. Simply copy and paste the HTML code provided and then fill in the blanks!


    Category 1: ‘NAMING X’ Form

    Genre of Story: (Romance, Sci-Fi, Historical, Fantasy etc)

    Time Period/Location: (e.g 1912, Djibouti)

    Brief Plot: (You don’t have to give everything away but any important facts should be included here, for example: the new King banned any names beginning with the letter A)

    Character Description: (Personality, a brief history and looks – but only if they’re important, for example: a character has striking blue eyes so her parents named her something to do with the colour blue)

    Who named the character: (Brief description of factors relevant to naming, e.g Her single, teenage mother Sally. She is a proud Scot. OR e.g An orphanage run by a charitable Muslim foundation. OR e.g His grandparents, trendy jet-setters.)

    Immediate Family (if relevant): (If known/relevant to the story, post the names of their immediate family)

    Already Considered (if relevant): (A list of names you’ve already considered for the character)

    Don’t Suggest These Names: (Any names you don’t want us to suggest?)

    Anything else?: (Any other relevant information)


    HTML Code:
    [center][size=3][b][u]1: ‘NAMING X’ Form[/u][/b][/size][/center]
    
    [b]Genre of [name_u]Story[/name_u]:[/b] [i](Romance, Sci-Fi, Historical, [name_f]Fantasy[/name_f] etc)[/i]
    
    [b]Time Period/Location:[/b] [i](e.g 1912, Djibouti)[/i]
    
    [b]Character Description:[/b] [i](Personality, a brief history and looks – but only if they’re important, for example: a character has striking blue eyes so her parents named her something to do with the colour blue)[/i]
    
    [b]Brief Plot:[/b] [i](You don’t have to give everything away but any important facts should be included here, for example: the new [name_m]King[/name_m] banned any names beginning with the letter A)[/i]
    
    [b]Who named the character:[/b] [i](Brief description of factors relevant to naming, e.g  Her single, teenage mother Sally. She is a proud Scot. OR e.g An orphanage run by a charitable Muslim foundation. OR e.g His grandparents, trendy jet-setters.)[/i]
    
    [b]Immediate Family (if relevant):[/b] [i](If known/relevant to the story, post the names of their immediate family)[/i]
    
    [b]Already Considered (if relevant):[/b] [i](A list of names you’ve already considered for the character)[/i]
    
    [b][name_m]Don[/name_m]’t Suggest These Names:[/b] [i](Any names you don’t want us to suggest?)[/i]
    
    [b]Anything else?:[/b] [i](Any other relevant information)[/i]

    Category 2: ‘NAMING X, Y, Z’ Form

    Genre of Story: (Romance, Sci-Fi, Historical, Fantasy etc)

    Time Period/Location: (e.g 1912, Djibouti)

    Brief Plot: (You don’t have to give everything away but any important facts should be included here, for example: the new King banned any names beginning with the letter A)

    Character 1:

    Character Description: (Personality, a brief history and looks – but only if they’re important, for example: a character has striking blue eyes so her parents named her something to do with the colour blue)

    Who named the character: (Brief description of factors relevant to naming, e.g Her single, teenage mother Sally. She is a proud Scot. OR e.g An orphanage run by a charitable Muslim foundation. OR e.g His grandparents, trendy jet-setters.)

    Immediate Family (if relevant): (If known/relevant to the story, post the names of their immediate family)

    Already Considered (if relevant): (A list of names you’ve already considered for the character)

    Don’t Suggest These Names: (Any names you don’t want us to suggest?)

    Anything else?: (Any other relevant information)

    ((Repeat for subsequent characters))


    HTML Code:
    [center][size=3][b][u]2: ‘NAMING X,Y,Z' Form[/u][/b][/size][/center]
    
    [b]Genre of [name_u]Story[/name_u]:[/b] [i](Romance, Sci-Fi, Historical, [name_f]Fantasy[/name_f] etc)[/i]
    
    [b]Time Period/Location:[/b] [i](e.g 1912, Djibouti)[/i]
    
    [b]Brief Plot:[/b] [i](You don’t have to give everything away but any important facts should be included here, for example: the new [name_m]King[/name_m] banned any names beginning with the letter A)[/i]
    
    [center][size=3][b][u]Character 1:[/u][/b][/size][/center]
    
    [b]Character Description:[/b] [i](Personality, a brief history and looks – but only if they’re important, for example: a character has striking blue eyes so her parents named her something to do with the colour blue)[/i]
    
    [b]Who named the character:[/b] [i](Brief description of factors relevant to naming, e.g  Her single, teenage mother Sally. She is a proud Scot. OR e.g An orphanage run by a charitable Muslim foundation. OR e.g His grandparents, trendy jet-setters.)[/i]
    
    [b]Immediate Family (if relevant):[/b] [i](If known/relevant to the story, post the names of their immediate family)[/i]
    
    [b]Already Considered (if relevant):[/b] [i](A list of names you’ve already considered for the character)[/i]
    
    [b][name_m]Don[/name_m]’t Suggest These Names:[/b] [i](Any names you don’t want us to suggest?)[/i]
    
    [b]Anything else?:[/b] [i](Any other relevant information)[/i]
    
    [i]((Repeat for subsequent characters))[/i]
    Last edited by renrose; April 5th, 2014 at 04:35 PM.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

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