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Letter Writing

Hmm… What about Cornelius Arbuthnot III?

Coming up with interesting characters is my favorite aspect of writing fiction.  I enjoy it more than the writing process itself which is really, really, really hard and not nearly as much fun as you would think.  That doesn’t mean writing isn’t rewarding.  It’s just not all that fun.

Luckily, character naming is fun and it’s also a really important part of the process.  I can’t get to know a character and start to tell his or her story until I’ve pinned down a good name.  

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I thought this was an interesting article from Grammar Girl on how breaking the grammar rules isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  An adventurous approach to grammar can often enhance a work of fiction.  Of course, you have to know the rules before you can break them.

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