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5 Elements for Building Picture-Book Characters: Choosing a Name (Bonus Audio)

(This is a repost of a prior story with an added bonus feature. We are experimenting with adding audio to some of our stories. We would love to know what you think, give us your feedback.)

Names should be word pictures of the character. Michelle Knudsen named her character Big Mean Mike. Would Big Mean Joshua carry the same impact? What kind of character might you name Amanda, which comes from Latin and means “worthy of love”? Would you name a happy-go-lucky child Miriam, which has origins in Hebrew and means “sea of sorrow, or bitterness”? Read More.

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