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Choosing a Name

Name the following characters, keeping in mind that you can plant, within a name, a clue to that character’s role in your fiction.

  1. a petty, white-collar thief who robs his boss over several years.
  2. an envious, bitter woman who makes her sister miserable by systematically trying to undercut her pleasure and self-confidence.
  3. a mage who lacks self confidence despite clearly having more ability then those of the highest ranks
  4. a sweet young man too shy to speak to an attractive woman he sees everyday at work
  5. the over weight orc that decides he needs to start hunting again to prove to his wife that he still has value
  6. the owner of a fast-food restaurant who comes on to his young female employees
  7. a unicorn that was no longer magical
  8. a resentful mother-in-law
  9. the transgender elf pilot that is ready to own a ship
  10. the dog owned by a pretentious couple


I am Myself I am a Wife Blessed with love I am a Mother Endowed with divinity Through the power of creation I am a Daughter Brought into this world With unending hope And the promise of the future I am a Sister Made fierce and strong While forged with kindness Protector and protected Spiraling together forever I am a Nurse Holding out the hands of healing And offering the sick comfort And the dying love Knowing that through this All things are healed and made whole I am a Writer Creating myself and world Sharing the inner depths of humanity Bringing together the divine And the humble mortal I tell the story of the Goddess And am remembered forever

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