Creativity is a lifestyle for me, not an action. This month I’m exploring twenty-six quirky ways I keep my creativity flowing.
Names. See, I have this thing about names. I find them to be extremely intriguing and during my growing up years I spent hours thinking about names. I even created what I called “The Name Game.” The game only had a few rules and was so much fun and pretty much consisted of pouring over baby name books and coming up with patterns and themes and names that sounded good together.
One of the great parts about becoming a writer was actually having an outlet for all the names I constantly came up with. Only, I found out quite soon that it was difficult choosing the perfect name for even a minor character and have even written entire books referring to the main character as “MC” while trying to find the name that fit the character perfectly.
In real life I have a delightful time coming up with creative nick-names for some of my friends and family members. Some of them have elaborate backstories and others are made up at random. Some of the nick-names I’ve come up with and use often are: Papa and Mama Skunk, Cute Little Human of Happiness, Justice, Sargent, Little Cupcake, Great Aunt, and the list could go on but I’ll spare you…
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Do you go by any nicknames? If so, what are they?