What’s In a Name?


Shakespeare may have claimed that “a rose by any other word would smell as sweet”. And we know that’s true for skunks … and cooked cabbage.

Yet Shakespeare proved that claim incorrect. His character Tybalt did care that a Montague had attended the Capulet banquet. He was furious that a Montague danced with his cousin Juliet. For that very reason, he challenged Romeo to a duel … and the tragedy rolled from there.

For writers ~

Names are The Most Important Writing Tool.

The Write Focus has three episodes discussing the importance of selecting names.

Episode One, aired on Nov. 11, offers brainstorming techniques and considerations when creatives select names.

Listen Here on Podbean

The Podbean app is a free download. Find it in your app store.

Listen** here on YouTube

Read the transcript here. 

Episode Two, aired on Nov. 18, explores Pen Names.

Listen Here on Podbean.

Or here on YouTube (read the note below about YouTube )

The transcript is here.

Episode Three, aired today / Nov. 25, presents quick considerations with character names and picking titles for books & series.

Podbean is here

while YouTube is here,

and the Transcript is Here.


** I have attempted several times to offer the episodes on YouTube … and I will continue to do so BUT, while the Podbean cast contains no problems, the YouTube file uploads with lots of glitches. Don’t understand why. Still exploring that reason. Podbean has no problems, and the app is a free download.