A place by which to measure time and, Lord willing, growth

Keywords: blogging , writing , discipline

Back in January, I bought and set up the domain for a new blog, deciding that the prestigious First Post would be on the poetic difficulty & indecision of naming an unwritten work.

https://thisworksinprogress.com/2020/08/13/the-first-post

People who liked those books, may have a positive view of mine, or at least a curiosity to check it out

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I’m not sure I want people to buy my book because they confused it with another one. I would hope the back cover description caught their attention, and the novel itself kept them reading.

https://writingyourfirstnovelblog.com/2020/08/11/maybe-you-should-rethink-that-title

Abby Style may sound like a simple name, but it started when I was just a little girl

Keywords: blogname , fashion , new , style

When I was about elementary school-aged, I started drawing fashion designs just for the fun of it! So my love for fashion started at a young age. Eventually, I made so many designs that I decided to make a name for my little fashion line. That is how Abby Style was born.

https://abbystyle.fashion.blog/2020/02/12/behind-the-name

In titling my own work, words with the depth of meaning I seek are sometimes elusive — art often expresses things that language does awkwardly or inadequately

Keywords: art, art process, artist, titles, titling

Thanks to my artist friends for their contributions. Your opinions on the topic are welcome, whether you are someone who makes art or simply enjoys the art others create.

https://septemberart.me/2020/03/02/naming-the-baby

Exciting guest posts happening soon on this blog!

Guest post, Just for fun

Samantha Henthorn Finds The Right Words

Hello from Bury on this Thursday afternoon. Now that serialising Curmudgeon Avenue has come to an end, I have been asking if anyone would like to guest post on my blog to talk about character and title names. And to illustrate bits of book number two of Curmudgeon Avenue The Harold and Edith Adventures I cannot contain myself about the talented folks who have already said yes.

Illustrations coming soon from Lyndsey Prince at https://ellepeablog.wordpress.com/

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Here is a sketch Lyndsey Prince did of Wantha Rose, my sassy Mancunian character in the Curmudgeon Avenue series.

Kerry Howarth, at https://www.instagram.com/artbykez_/ has very kindly offered to illustrate a chapter. I predict big things, she is so talented. Please give her a follow on her Instagram, here is a snippet Seven from Stranger Things:

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What’s in a Name? // Why I Started This Blog

debt free journey, Finance, Goal Setting, Intentional Living, Minimalism, purpose

Sloth Renovations

I umm’d and ahh’d about the title of this blog.

You see, sloth renovations started as a hashtag for my personal Insta posts after buying my first home. It was an inside joke between myself and my parents, that we would eventually complete the renovations, just at a sloth-like pace. The simple #slothrenovations, changed to a Insta page after realising a few people were interested in the transformation. On the Insta page, I’d made began to make note of the debts I managed and the goals I had set, but predominately tried to stick renovations, despite long periods of time between small renovation projects. The problem is minimalism, personal finance and goal setting are all things I love TALKING about, they aren’t something you can always photograph. I was on the wrong platform, so I moved to Facebook. However, something about Facebook still didn’t feel quite right… so the day after…

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How to Choose a Pinup Name

lifestyle , pinup , pinup girl , pinup photography , rockabilly , follow your bliss , pinup name , modeling , naming , do what you love , pinup life

Hello All!

Full Disclosure: Genna is not my real name. Shocking, right?

Don’t I look like a Genna?

It’s actually not that unusual in our community. Think of it kind of like a stage name for an actor, or a pen name for an author. There a lot of different reasons that people might chose to use a pseudonym. It could be to differentiate themselves from other people. It could be that the name doesn’t ring true to the persona that they are trying to create. It could be that they want something unusual that will stick in someones head, or they want to have some privacy for their “normal” life.

Choosing a name can seem super daunting. I know that I worked and mulled over names for a LONG time before finally settling on one. Having trouble knowing where to start? Well I got some places for you to…

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Creating Fantasy Names

character, genre, creativity, naming, fantasy

The Written Vixen

Gandalf. Eragon. Daenerys. Polgara. Raistlin Majere. Some of the most easily recognizable characters in the fantasy genres have names that stick with you. Naming a fantasy character only seems simple because it comes with extra considerations. To start with, you want a name that is easily readable. At the same time, you also want something that matches your setting. How do you create a fantasy name that won’t make you or your readers trip?

Check your setting. Obviously if you have an entirely created world for the story, you don’t need to worry. You’re free to create and come up with a naming system as you please. In the case of urban or low fantasy settings you may want to consider using a name from somewhere around the globe. This is especially the case with historical fantasy, where you should be conscious of the time period you’re working in.

Keep…

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