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Grace Elliot
July 28th, 2011, 03:43 PM
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Character names are key to developing their personality. I start with a shadowy idea of what sort of people the hero/ heroine are, and much like naming a baby, fish around until I find the name that fits them perfectly.
In ‘A Dead Man’s Debt’ the heroine is called Celeste Armitage. I heard the name Celeste in passing and it struck me as having both strength and ethereal quality. Her surname however has a less romantic origin: she’s named after Armitage-Shanks – a well known purveyor (in the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">UK</st1:country-region></st1:place>) of porcelain products of…shall we say…a very convenient nature, such as toilet cisterns. Again, I loved the connotation of something very strong but immensely practical and it suites her character admirably!
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