Character Naming

As an Author naming your Character is an important step right after coming up with the plot. I am here to help you choose the right character name for you and your story.

Make sure your character name is Genre Appropriate. Make sure if it's a Historical Fiction novel or takes place in a real time period that the name was used then. Or if it's a fictionalized place then you can be as creative as you wish.

Just have fun with naming your character. It is after all your story.



Thursday, August 29, 2019

2019 International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses “Love Never Fails”

August 16-18 2019 in St. Louis Missouri we attended a very special convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, it was an international convention which had in attendance 5,000 international delegates and in total we had 27,000 to 28,000 which included the international and local state wide delegates and had over 8,000 to 9,000 others patched in from other conventions in the united states and abroad during certain talks at our convention!

The theme was “Love Never Fails” from 1 Corinthians 13:1-8. It was such an uplifting convention and we all spent over a year preparing to attend and volunteer, which me and Anthony did volunteer. Usually we have smaller conventions of 5,000 closer to home but this year was an international in our state of Missouri and we were all invited and it was the first international convention we have been able to attend. There are other international conventions worldwide and several more smaller conventions still occurring. 



Me and Anthony and my parents when they could made gifts for the delegates and they did likewise. We made marble magnet bags. So we got little green, blue and off white with blue or green string mesh bags which we put the marble magnets in. We used clear and sometimes mottled flat back marbles and printed out in different fonts JW.ORG for the one set of marble magnets. The second set had galaxies and I got those pictures from scrap book paper at a local scrap booking store. The 3rd set was small animals (hummingbird, lion, wolf, turtle, sloth, fox, skunk and a few others), again from scrap book paper at a local scrap booking store. Each bag had one of each of the marbles.

They were made by putting mod podge on a foam brush and applying to the back of the marble and then the marble was pressed to the image. Once the image was dry, using scissors or an x-acto knife we cut it out and then using scissors we cut around to make sure no excess image was sticking over the edges. Then we applied another layer of mod podge to the back of the marbles. Once the second layer was dry we took a roll of self adhesive magnets and cutting pieces down to size applied to the back of the marbles and voila marble magnets.

We placed one of each set per bag and then added a message for the delegates. Each message we wrote we then used mod podge and placed different color and designed scrap book paper to the back and then placed the messages inside the bags. 

We met different people from Sweden, Canada, USA, Japan, all over. During breaks for lunch and before and after the convention sessions we saw the international delegates dressed to represent each of their countries and it was pretty cool. I was taking it in and didn’t get any pictures of them in dress but my mom did and one is below, though in one of my pics you can see the back of two women with outfits that look German kind of.

The last day we all waved cut out hearts and sang Kingdom songs and didn’t want it to end. The programs themselves were full of so many things to help us show love more and to endure. The drama video was about Josiah and that was very good. This convention was so wonderful and everyday since then I wish I could be back there. 


That Saturday my Nephew Jakob, 12 years old, was one of 224 who got baptized.

Here is a link so you can read about the convention:


















Sunday, April 21, 2019

Eirlys

Meaning: (Snowdrop)

Origin: (Welsh, English) 

Pronunciation: (EY-RLihS

Gender: (Female, Uni-Sex) 

I was looking for a snow related name to change one of my characters last names to in an already finished novel from a few years ago. I found this one and it fits the theme of the name and it fits the origin of the fantasy nation they are from as they have many Welsh and Old English names. I think this name reminds me of another character in the novels name Eirwyn *see on list of posts* and both I love the look and meaning and pronunciations so much! I intend to look into more welsh names soon. This name reminds me of a beautiful maiden bright and crisp as her name sake.

Rysa

Meaning: (Laughter, variant of Risa)

Origin: (Latin)

Pronunciation: (RihSAH)

Gender: (Female, Uni-Sex) 

I have the variant Risa *see on list of posts* already on this blog but I came across this variant and I think I almost prefer it better. They seem with the change of one letter to be different names all together and I like that. Plus one seems when looked at more masculine and one more feminine, to me anyway. I think the meaning is very lovely and beautiful. It is a short and sweet name and not too hard to wrap your mind around when read. 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Melyonen

Meaning: (A modern Cornish vocabulary name meaning Violet, Born of the Sea)

Origin: (Cornish, Old Welsh) 

Pronunciation: (mel-YON-en, mel-YONN-en) 

Gender: (Female, Uni-Sex) 

I think of a maiden that lives in a sea side village in the middle ages or a fantasy realm being named this. It is very pretty and seems to roll well off the tongue when said or at least for me. The meanings are pretty and I think it would be cute if the character was nicknamed Mely or Melly kind of like Nelly. I have a story I think this would be absolutely perfect in! 

Emi

Meaning: (Blessing, Picture, Beauty, A Smile, Blessed with Beauty)

Origin: (Japanese) 

Pronunciation: (EH-mee, EHM-iy) 

Gender: (Female) 

This is a short but beautiful meaning name but I can’t remember where I first saw this but I think is very lovely and makes me think of a Japanese beautiful warrior like character. This would be cute as an animals name as well.

Friday, April 12, 2019

New Crafting Blog: Relaxing Crafts with Cass!

So I am super excited to bring my blog readers and followers to my newest blog: Relaxing Crafts with Cass! I’ve added quite a few crafts to my Bookworm blog over the last few years but finally decided to create a blog exclusively for my crafts. I’ve added my crafts from my Bookworm blog over to my new blog Relaxing Crafts with Cass and will use that blog exclusively for my future crafts from now on so that my Bookworm blog can be used for all things book and lifestyle related.

My crafts aren’t the best like many YouTube and bloggers that have many viewers and make such wonderful things but I try my best. I began to craft more some years ago mainly hair accessories at first. It was a way at the time to use my creative juices aside my writing. As you all know as I’ve put up here I got into a serious courtship in 2017 and got married but also that year I got a first time real job not just here and there job and with it came many stresses. Since then maybe almost 2 years I haven’t written but a few sentences for my stories and it plagues me very much but because of a busy life and working I haven’t had much time for writing but I miss it. But beyond deep down that creative part has been squashed in a way and so crafting has helped me still be creative in another way.  

When I craft it allows me to get out of my head or rather only focus on the creative part of my mind and not the bad things that happen. I’ve been on the same job 2 years now and its been not so good for a long while. There have only been maybe 3 or 4 times in that span I was happy while there. More times than not I am anxious and stressed. I don’t trust anyone apart from my husband up at our job, he works there too just a different department. Many mangers mainly those there in the beginning but are gone now were extremely cruel and admitting it is hard employees, customers and some managers had me in the bathroom in tears after a hard day and mean treatment. I used to and sometimes still do still get physically sick before, during or after work because of the stress and its hard but the hours and money are the only reasons I stay right now but I might be forced to change jobs soon as its just too much. Anyway crafting helps me to step away from it and be creative and just make something that makes me smile. 

So please feel free to stop by my new blog and check out some of my new and old crafts on my new crafting blog! 

Oh and by the way only ones moved over from my Bookworm blog will have the label originally posted year for reference but new crafts won’t, it will be from then forward already there on post date. 

https://relaxingcraftswithcass.blogspot.com/

Or you can find my new blog by going to the About Me page and clicking on my new blog Relaxing Crafts with Cass!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Reginald

Meaning: (Powerful Ruler, Advice, Counsel, Decision, Ruler)

Origin: (German, Latin)

Pronunciation: (R-JH-ih-NahLD, REJ-i-neld) 

Gender: (Male)

To me Reginald is very regal and dignified even before I knew the meanings. Its an older name but still a good one. Last year I tried to save a bird up in the lawn and garden department of our super center Walmart where I work, it was a sparrow that got clipped by a fan and I took care of him over the weekend while looking for someone to take him and I named him Reginald A.K.A Reggie but sadly he passed away early the next week. So to me this name seems fit for a King or General someone in a seat of power.

I try to have the most accurate Meanings, Origin and Pronunciations for the names on this blog. It is best though to do research into the names you decide to use for your characters as there can be errors on my blog. Or meanings, origins, and pronunciations I have not seen thus not been able to add to this blog.





Try some of the leading Baby Name Sites and Baby Name or Character Naming books as well.


The baby name sites below are where I collect many of the Names, Origins, and Pronunciations I use on this blog.

Baby Names Sites:

http://www.thinkbabynames.com
http://www.babynamewizard.com
http://www.behindthename.com
http://www.babynamespedia.com