I’ve declared a bit of a moratorium on blogging until Binary is finished and handed in (about 2 weeks to go I reckon). But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy elsewhere! Blogger and reviewer Abhinav Jain invited me to contribute to his ongoing Names: A New Perspective series of guest posts, in which authors talk about the significance of the names and naming conventions they use in their work; their importance to the overall fabric and texture of the story; and the challenges of choosing the right strategy. Naturally, I was delighted to accept. So follow the link to read about what it was like to name the ®Evolution, and do check out the other posts in the series as well – some very useful tricks and techniques are discussed. I’m struck by the fact that despite the many, many different ways there are to address this aspect of storytelling, a common feature is the importance we all attach to it. To quote myself: Names unlock stories.
Thank you Abhinav, it was a pleasure to participate!