"You must to be the biggest asshole that ever had a blog on the web."[sic] - Anonymous
Monday, January 09, 2006
Name That Ax Murderer
Writers have to come up with more names than a fertile Mormon. Sarah Weinman even found an uncomfortable confluence of main character names in two different novels. That's gotta hurt.
This fall I gave the dubious privilege of having a forties-era hooker or pickpocket named after anyone who donated $100 to save my favorite bar. That's right, some people support charities. I supported a bar. I have my priorities.
How do you name your characters? Phone book? Ex-husband?