Character Names

I’m switching gears this week. I’m writing a book, and I want to devote my time to that instead of single panel comics.

This morning, I set up a character sheet for my main character. I had been writing about him in my sketchbook and it was time to make something more official.

I already knew the first name of the character, but how do you find a last name? One source I found is a web site called The Name Generator. It’s a good place to brainstorm. They even have an iPhone version. It’s not an app, but a stripped down version of the site.

One thing I like about it is it makes some unusual names. I can change the spelling if I wish, and immediately have a unique name that may allude to the character’s personality.

I’ll continue to update you on my progress and the tools I use.

Author: Kevin Spear

I am a marketing professional with a design flair, based in Clayton, Ohio. I specialize in digital and content marketing that increases brand awareness for small businesses and nonprofits.