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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...
N-e-ways any help would be appreciated for this.
naming is particularly tough sometimes.
though I don't know your story.
I would say Principal Casson and VP Marino.
They are both minor characters who just pop in randomly lmao
How about Big P and mini p.
Principle Belding and Vice Principle Truants
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.
lol ediggity thanks for the ideas.
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.
Are they serious characters or there in the novel for comic relief. What role do they play in the 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.
hmm..they aren't serious nor are they there for comic relief...more like they are there for support
Margaret L. Paddlehappy...I think I had a principal named that!
V.P....? Let's see....Thomas D. Verydorky
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
ok well you get the drift
For the Principal how about Mrs. Barbara Newell and Mr. Gordon Haskell for the VP?
oh forget Haskell, that reminds me of Eddie Haskell. How about Gordon Wertheimer?
Gordon Wertheimer...hmmm...I'll have to think about that one thanks for the ideas
This is just a suggestion and what I do with my unnamed characters.
FMC1 = Female Major Character 1
MMC1 = Male Major Character 1
FmC1 = Female Minor Character 1
MmC1 = Male Minor Character 1
A lot of people do something similar when stuck for a name.
Well, I could give you lots of names of real principals and vice-principals!
Hubby once had a teacher named Mrs. Tiddy - and she was VERY well endowed. He said it was really tough for a seventh-grade boy! Her husband was Coach Tiddy.
That works...I'll have to remember that for other stories...I'm just calling these two Prinicipal and VP for now lol..hopefully names strike me..or if the names ppl suggest stick out to me.
thanks Gemsong...I never had problems with naming ppl...these two suck! lol
I wouldn't either - unless it was a comedy!
Sounds like a Cheech and Chong character.
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