Typically, protagonists are active go-getters– otherwise the story would be pretty boring, right? When you name main characters, you should also consider whether reading the name 25-75 times an hour will annoy readers.Because of the cold ‘br’ sound, Brian will probably grate readers more than Harry or Gary. Single-syllable names are fine, but not all are created equal. Have I been completely wrong about all of this my entire life? This must be the same bit of paper he’d been writing my answers on, and when he was waving it around, he’d swapped them over. I felt proud of myself at this piece of Sherlockian deduction, then slightly sad. And I wondered whether this was his life, giving other people a glimpse ahead into their lives.
And so here I was, sheltering underneath an awning waiting for the pedestrian lights to turn green, speaking to a guy who’d just been standing there. “But you look worried, you are frowning here,” he said, gesturing above my nose. ” “Brother.” He wrote down ‘B – 1′ at the bottom of his list.
This is usually subconscious and relies on word sounds.
For example, if you want to associate a character with energy and activity, you’d want to use a firm and short name.
With the lights back to green again, I backed away and said that I had to go now.
I pulled it out of my pocket and handed it over, and he waved it in front of his face at precise points, and gave it back to me. Then he began talking about how the numbers all added up and how if you combined this and that, I would figure out my fortune. I figured that he’d be asking for money shortly, and things had gone on for long enough that it was already going to be embarrassing when I left.