The Fantasy Writers' Toolshed


Episode 14 - How To Name Fantasy Characters And Places

In this episode, we take a look at creating names for fantasy characters, places and worlds. This can be trickier than it seems for fantasy writers, who get lured into the trap of trying to make things sound 'fantasyish'.

We discuss best practices when it comes to naming people and places, how to come up with names in the first place, and share some of our favourite examples.

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