Thursday, January 14, 2010

Guest Talking


I'm so proud to be a guest at Fresh Fiction today, January 15th. Help me celebrate the release of my fantasy novel, The Keepers of Sulbreth. Learn where I find the names for my characters and the world they inhabit. Also which names did I make up and which ones have a real fantastical history behind them.

And if you still don't have enough reason to visit, Fresh Fiction is running a contest for me. Leave a comment for a chance at a Barnes and Noble $25 gift card and a special treat from Chocolatetown, USA, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

I would love to hear your comments about naming characters and visit here on Sunday for a further article about the names I use in The Futhark Chronicles.

6 comments:

Jarmara Falconer said...

I enjoyed reading your piece as 'Guest speaker'. I find once I have the right name for my character they seem to come alive for me. If the name doesn't work striaghtway then I will change it. Like one of the comment said on the Fresh Fiction it it a difficult name to pronounce it's very off putting and I don't enjoy the book so much.

Susan Kelley said...

I feel the same way about difficult names. I don't mind odd spellings but when there are impossible arrangements of vowels together so one can't even guess at how to say it takes me out of the story.

Helen Ginger said...

I have books on the etymology of names, but the final decision comes with the feeling that the name is perfect for the character.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Susan Kelley said...

I know what you mean, Helen. Sometimes a name just feels right.

Helen Ginger said...

I'm back again. As far as characters, I thought I should mention that I never pick a name of someone I know (at least not intentionally). Also, I wanted to tell you that today I gave you the One Lovely Blog award. It's yours to pass on (or not).

Helen
Straight From Hel

Susan Kelley said...

Thank you, Helen. I will pass it on. Have a lovely day.