Generating and Keeping Track of Character and Place Names with Neil Plakcy (Online)
Do you have trouble choosing names for your characters? Are they either ordinary like John and Jennifer, or awkward for some readers to pronounce? Neil Plakcy, author of over fifty mystery and romance novels, provides advice on choosing names that have meaning for your characters and for you. How you can effectively use the names of real places in your fiction, and use descriptions to set a sense of place without turning your book into a travelogue. Finally, he’ll address using proofing tools to keep track of them all.
NEIL PLAKCY is the author of more than fifty full-length novels and many stories and story collections. He has been a university administrator, construction manager, computer game producer, web developer and college professor. He has sorted cards for phone book delivery, acted in children's theater, and traveled to many (but not all) of the places he writes about. He is a professor of English at Broward College and lives in Hollywood, Florida with his husband and their two rambunctious golden retrievers.
This workshop is on Zoom and registration is required. Please click here to register.
The video is available for on-demand viewing June 26 – November 13.
Sponsored by the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.
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- Saturday, June 25, 2022
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)