“Names: A New Perspective” 4th Edition

A little over a year ago, I started a guest post series on the blog where I invited two authors every week to talk about names in fiction. I gave them a fairly open brief for it, to talk about what kind of naming conventions they used, what the names of their characters, etc meant, whether they went for certain resonance or what have you. The result was dramatic and outstanding. Every single guest post proved to be well-worth the read, to say the least, and I received tons of feedback from all of you, saying that you liked it.

In August, I posted the last guest post and then took a long break since I had kind of run out of authors to contact at the moment and just wanted to take some time off in general to let the whole idea gestate for a new version down the line. The result of that is this new edition of the series. I’ve spent more than three weeks getting all of this together, and despite some delays at my end, the authors have all been rather understanding, which has been great.

Enjoy the schedule!

There was a bit of a scheduling snafu this past week and I wasn’t able tog et in touch with all the authors in time, so the post that was supposed to go up today is delayed till this coming Thursday, and all the posts have been moved up respectively, so my apologies to all the authors for that mix-up.

At this point, I have most of the posts in my inbox, and only a few of the later ones remain, so that’s good. We’ll be on track with this new series from this Thursday. Got some great content lined up and can’t wait to share it all with you!

Upcoming authors:

  • 21st November, 2013Patty Jansen, author of the upcoming Ambassador and other novels.
  • 25th November – Laure Eve, author of Fearsome Dreamer.
  • 28th NovemberKenny Soward, author of Rough Magic.
  • 2nd December, 2013Joyce Chng, author of the Rider Trilogy and other novels.
  • 5th DecemberRos Jackson, author of The Secret Eater.
  • 9th DecemberJuliet E. McKenna, author of the various Einarinn novels.
  • 12th DecemberJaye Wells, author of the Sabina Kane and Prospero series.
  • 16th DecemberAlex Bledsoe, author of the Eddie LaCrosse and the Tufa novels and others.
  • 19th DecemberJennifer Williams, author of The Copper Promise.
  • 23rd DecemberWilliam King, author of the Ragnar Blackmane series, the Terrarch Chronicles and others .
  • 6th January, 2014Mhairi Simpson, author of Hookers & Blowe and The Scent of Freedom.
  • 9th JanuaryMichael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria Chronicles and Riyria Revelations novels.
  • 13th JanuaryJason M. Hough, author of the Dire Earth Cycle trilogy.
  • 16th JanuaryMarianne de Pierres, author of the Sentients of Orion series and Peacemaker and other novels.
  • 20th JanuaryJohn Jackson Miller, author of Star Wars: Kenobi and Overdraft: The Orion Offensive.
  • 23rd JanuaryFreya Robertson, author of Heartwood.
  • 30th JanuaryLiz de Jager, author of Banished.

Newer dates will be announced soon. I have a lot more authors left to contact so keep an eye out on this space.

And you can check out all the previous schedules here, here, and here. All NANP posts can be found here or here.

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