Haiku – Novel Problems

My character shines

The hardest thing about him

Choosing his first name

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17 thoughts on “Haiku – Novel Problems

  1. I encounter this problem as well. I do not even use Bob as a stand in, I just type odd characters from my keyboard and go straight into my character grid exercise and then a name will come to me later. I think this is one of the writer’s block thing that you just need to bulldoze your way over.

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  2. I totally understand. I feel like the character is his name. Like his name should sum up all his potential and his characteris but the truth is some really cool people are named Bob ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. It’s the worst trying to figure out character names! I have three baby name books, two of them list names by country, and it’s still hard! I’m inclined to choose less common names because I like them, but then I worry that it would put readers off for being too flowery and strange.

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