Character Inspiration

Some of my favourite people in the world are writers. Their love for the written language and their ability to express themselves through first or third person characterization never fails to amaze me.

I also believe that the Name Reading concept is something that authors around the world could benefit from. I would imagine no one understands how things can influence a story quite like an author can.  Especially when it comes to crafting a character from scratch. The Name Reader book offers a benefit to writers and helps them create realistic traits within their characters through discovering the influences in their names.

There is also the option of sending along a character name to me to be blogged about here on the site. Give your readers something to chew on and think about; regarding the characters you have crafted.

You know where to find me if such a thing interests you.

And not being much of a writer myself, I think I shall simply end the blog here and leave the writing to the professionals.

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A Rose by Any Other Name…

… would indeed smell as sweet. But, what if you were named something other than you are? Would you still be the person you are today? I don’t think you would. In fact my whole theory is based on that assumption.

There are influences in everyone’s life, and most people can admit that their name has influenced them to some degree.  Especially when their mother yells it when they are in trouble, or that disapproving tone from their father or that irritating whine from a sibling.  How a name is said to will often influence who you become. I have heard a lot of people say “When my mother says my full name, I know I am in trouble.”

So what does it mean to be influenced by the sound of your name? It means only that if you are aware that you are influenced you can pay attention and shape how it shapes you, rather than be programmed in ignorance.  It’s important to understand that pretty much everything in your life is going to influence you one way or the other. Being aware is just better, in my opinion anyway.

I am the kind of person that recoils at the thought of being programmed. It offends the very nature of my being. I choose who I am, dammit, no one chooses for me.

All right, I say that but I know for a fact I have been programmed by others. It’s not always a bad thing, I suppose, but I still prefer to have some kind of say in who I become.

It’s why I decided to become involved in Name Reading, I am not the only Name Reader in the world, we have quite a few Readers. All of us Readers are also seekers, looking for more than what life has to offer. There is something satisfying about hearing a name, running the letters through your head, and becoming aware of who they are. It is empowering to say the least.

If you tell me your name, I may not know everything about you, but I can figure out how the influences at play in each letter have helped shape who you are. Name Reading coupled with something called “Kinetics” (understanding body language) can offer you an amazing opportunity to do due diligence on people you can’t really get close to.

My life as a Name Reader has brought to me inspiration, insight and all kinds of wonderful things. I am excited to share it with all of you.