I am making plans for the story I will be writing next month for National Novel Writing Month and I have come across two characers who have remained nameless. I am thinking of just calling them: the Prinicpal and the VP (aka vice principal) though out the story but not sure if I should do that either.
Any suggestions would be great and helpful.
The Principal is female and the VP is male just so ya know in case you think of some good names to suggest...
Don't stress yourself over character names especially those of minor characters. Fill something in for the moment. This is a draft and you will be going back to it time and time again for rewrites and a minor character may just reveal themselves to be Ms. Upthehiney and Mr. Roamthesheets before it is all over.
And thanks lynne I know I shouldn't be stressing over little things like that but I do lol...and true I am sure they will reveal themselves. Of course I already met the VP and Prinicpal in my dream but they never told me their names...jerks lol
and yes I do dream my stories from time to time...or just scences that I work with to create a story.
Get them engaged in a little verbal banter then. Just doodle a scene to create more depth to them it isn't something that has to be added to the story but might reveal certain things about their character and possible names.
I don't outline the traditional way for my book nor do I create my characters the same they are more or less created as a sketch be it a verbal sketch instead of a real one but it goes something like this:
brown hair, wavy, brown eyes, flecked with gold, dresses like a man, but is all woman, rarely smiles, but has a brilliant smile hmm.. might call her sam, short for samantha
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