Be Inspired! Prompt for August 12th

Every day that is not a Wednesday in August, I will be offering something as a prompt for writing in honor of CampNaNo. For the second week, these will be inquiries into whatever you’re writing right now, taking a closer look at the characters.

Whether you choose names based on sound, cadence, traditional meaning, or simply pointing your finger at a phone book, the name of a character comes to mean something for that character. Pick three characters in your story and talk about how you chose their name, and why, and whether it has had any impact on the direction the story has taken for that character.

Your task is to write something–ANYTHING!–based on this prompt. Whether it is 100 words or a thousand, or even the inspiration for  a new novel or story, all I want you to do is write. And if you do write, and are comfortable posting it online, please post to your own blog and link to the comments here or on Facebook, or you can post directly into the comments or on my wall!

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About D. E. Atwood

When D.E. Atwood was in second grade, she finally grew tall enough to see the shelf above the mysteries in the bookmobile. She discovered a rich landscape of alternate worlds, magic, and space and has never looked back from the genres of fantasy and science fiction. When she was twelve, she declared that she was going to be a writer, and share the stories that she saw happening all around her. She wanted to create characters that others would care about, and that would touch their lives, like the books that she read had touched her own life. Today she has combined her interests, creating genre stories about the people who live next door, bringing magic into the world around us. When not writing, D.E. Atwood is a mother (to two children and a cat), a wife, a reader, a knitter, a systems administrator, a roleplayer, and a music aficionado. Sleep, she claims, is optional.
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