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I have written a few short stories and have always been good at it.  I am starting to write a book now that is a medieval war story.  I have already got many of my characters established and need to know something about how to name characters.  I also need to know if there is a general form that is different from writing short stories besides being more elaborated.

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Hello Jeff,

There is no established form for writing fiction. A writer tells a story. There is a beginning, a middle and an ending. There is action, dialogue and a theme, or a point that the writer wishes to make.

In naming characters you must consider these things: year span (Medieval covers a few centuries), place, age, language, social class, religion, personal character (strong or weak), etc.
I hope I have given some help.
Happy writing,
Dorothy

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Dorothy K Morris

Expertise

I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.

Experience

I am a published author of nine novels in The Mockingbird Hill Series.

Organizations
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR

Publications
NOVELS in the MOCKINGBIRD HILL SERIES: SECRET SINS OF THE MOTHERS, COYOTES OF CREEK CROSSING, THE EIGHTH EVIL, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, DIRTY RICE, TALLY'S NOOK, FROM THE FAR PLACES, NATURE OF THE BEAST, (THE RANKS OF THE INSANE (to come out summer 2016))

Education/Credentials
Studied writing at at American University in DC

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in America.

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