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Show not Tell Thursday

I’ve been using Scrivener for a couple of years now. For those who don’t know what Scrivener is, it’s software for writing books and it comes from a company called Literature and Latte. It’s a popular piece of software used by many writers around the world. I won’t sing Scrivener’s praises too much, suffice to […]

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How do you do that? Creating names for characters

Recently I was asked how I dream up names for my characters. I suppose I don’t have a single technique. After all, my novels have a mixture of aliens and humans, contemporary and otherwise. For the contemporary humans I use names that are reasonably common today. Writers often base their characters on people they know and […]