I find naming things very difficult and I can’t be the only one so here’s a post to help.
About nine months ago, I wrote a post about creating your own fake town. To this day, it’s one of the most actively read posts on my blog – people are still finding me via that post. And it’s still the reason why people FIND my blog. So I figured I would do a series of posts, elaborating on some of those ideas.
First up: how and what to name your fake town.
Let’s face it. Naming a fake town is one of the coolest parts of coming up with your own setting. Who wouldn’t want to live in a place like Arkham, Idaho; Cemetery Junction, California; or Bloodlust, Indiana? A fun name will keep you excited, it will (hopefully) intrigue your readers, and it can really say something about the strange goings on in this sleepy Midwestern burb.
In my mind, there’s at least three different…
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