Writers we should read
Hi all, This is not a question about what to name a character. It is rather a question about which writers we should be reading to find really good names. Don't you find that some authors just choose the most magnificent, spot-on names for their characters? And that others choose clunky, anachronistic, or just plain weird ones? As an NE and book lover, I find that the wrong name is so distracting that I can't concentrate on the plot of the book, while a well-chosen name ... well, I find well-chosen names to be distracting at times because I pause to appreciate the name and savor its place in the book. But that's a good distraction!
At any rate, here are a couple recommendations of authors who consistently choose excellent names to get you started:
Kate Atkinson--if you haven't read her Jackson Brodie novels, you're in for a treat.
Kate Morton--She has only written three novels, but the names, oh, the names!
What else should I be reading? (Lucubratrix, I checked out The Forsyte Saga and plan to start reading it soon. I look forward to reading about a Jolyon!)
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 9:54pm