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The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook

The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook

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by Sherrilyn Kenyon
     
 

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Character Names

The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook is a one-of-a-kind resource specifically designed with the writer in mind. Inside you'll find:

  • 25,000+ first names and surnames, and their meanings, listed by origin
  • Names and surnames from more than 45 countries
  • A reverse

Overview

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Character Names

The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook is a one-of-a-kind resource specifically designed with the writer in mind. Inside you'll find:

  • 25,000+ first names and surnames, and their meanings, listed by origin
  • Names and surnames from more than 45 countries
  • A reverse lookup of names by meaning
  • An alphabetical index of names
  • An explanation of naming practices and historical context for each origin
  • A list of the top ten most popular names in the United States every year from 1880-2003
  • Instruction on how to create believable names that fit your characters and your story

This comprehensive guide also includes advice from a number of best-selling authors, including Elizabeth George, Alexander McCall Smith, Homer Hickam, Marian Keyes, Big Fish author Daniel Wallace, and others. You'll get the inside scoop on their naming methods, plus the stories behind the names of their most famous characters.

So throw out your old telephone books and baby-naming guides—The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook meets all your naming needs!

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
An introductory essay gives advice on the importance of name choice in fiction. What follows is an impressive collection (a lifetime labor of love) comprising 20,000 first and last names and their meanings. Arrangement is by origin, e.g. Old English, Gaelic, Hebrew, Persian, Hindu--36 categories in all; the index is an alphabetical list of names, allowing access without prior knowledge of origin. Though useful to writers, lots of parents-to-be will enjoy this compendium. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582979205
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
01/17/2010
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author


Sherrilyn Kenyon is the USA Today and New York Times best-selling author of several series, including The Dark-Hunters, Brotherhood of the Sword, The MacAllisters, Sex Camp Diaries and BAD Boys. More than 10 million copies of her books are in print.

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