Have you ever wondered how authors come up with character names?
For me, it’s different for every story I write!
When I wrote Penelope Grace and the Winter Carousel, many of the characters were based on family members (makes life easy, right?! 😅)
But when it came time for Chip’s tale, God had something different in mind.
I wrote this book in an illustrated journal, and as soon as I saw the owl pictured above, I heard the name, Abaline.
Although, it took me a few tries to decide on the spelling 😄
Alfeus’ name came to me spur of the moment, and, of course, Chip got his name from the charming young rabbit who used to sit outside my window.
Sometimes, there isn’t a certain way that character names come about. They just feel right.
And when God gives you that certainty, you learn not to question it 😊
How do you come up with character names? Do people you know inspire them or do the names just come as you’re writing?
Next week, we’ll continue on our behind-the-scenes’ adventures for Chip’s story!
What would you love to know about the making of Chip?
I’ll also be sharing a review for H.A. Pruitt’s novel, Earth Quaking, a book that is very close to my heart.