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David F. Farris

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David F. Farris was that kid who spent all of his birthday money on Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon cards. They started his love of storytelling. He’d create his own Pokemon, draw them, give them a biography, physical measurements, attacks, etc. As he grew older—into a bigger kid—he began to draw cartoons through the same process, except in more detail this time. He even drew a block-by-block detailed map of an imaginary city across eight sheets of graph paper. He’d dabble in writing short stories because of his love of Harry Potter, but his specialty was drawing.

Creative writing didn’t become a strong passion until 12th grade, when he wrote a mock epic; The Pokemon Master … Surprise, surprise. But still, he elected to attend Emory University in hopes
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David F. Farris Most characters are named according to either their personality, their role in the story, or how the world identifies them. I then translate those…moreMost characters are named according to either their personality, their role in the story, or how the world identifies them. I then translate those words into a different language (which language depends on the character or kingdom), then usually combine two to three of those words (dropping letters I don't want) to form a name.

I have an entire Word Document that lists each character and describes what combination of words make up their name and which language it's translated from.

Even titles (such as Jestivan, Branian, Bozani, Gefal, Pogu, etc.) are named using the same method.

Then there are more straightforward names in the nomenclature. For example, the Adren Kingdom or Adrenergy (Adrenaline). The Cyn Kingdom or Cynergy (Cynical).

Phesaw - F.E.S.A.W. or Fire, Electricity, Speed, Ancients, Wind.
Ipsas - I.P.S.A.S. or Ice, Psychic, Strength, Ancients, Supernatural

There are a lot of clues in the names of characters, places, things, and ideas.

Short answer to your question:

Knowing who my characters are, what their goals are, and how they're perceived by the world is what guides my decision on their name.(less)
David F. Farris Creation.

Simple, boring answer, but that's all there is to it. Who doesn't like to play God in their own world?
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The Jestivan (Erafeen, #1)

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There are a lot of readers who wait for value. I know that. Well, you’re not going to find a better value than this. The first three books in the Erafeen series are now available in one gigantic e-tome (I just made that up).


Before I discuss further, look at the pretty cover of Erafeen: Volume One.


AMAZON (US)

AMAZON (UK) – Still awaiting approval

KOBO, iBOOKS, NOOK, etc.


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Screw a book review. This is a review about one character: Wayne, the funniest, most alluring character ever. And I shall execute this review in the most Wayne-like fashion.

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“It’s truly amazing how she can manage to make us smile at a time like this,” Himitsu said. “The directors were right. The first lesson they tried to teach us was that each of us was important in our own special way.” Bryson glanced at the tent. “She’s the one who never needed that lesson in the first place.”
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