Tool 15 ~ Exercises

Workshop (79):

1. “In the Judeo-Christian story of creation, God grants mankind a special power over other creatures: ‘When the Lord God formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and the birds of the air, he brought  them to the man to see what he would call them, for that which man called each of them, that would be its name.’ Have a conversation about the larger religious and cultural implications of naming, including ceremonies of naming such as birth, baptism, conversion, and marriage. Don’t forget nicknames, street names, stage names, and pen names. What are the practical implications of naming for writers?”

2. “J.K. Rowling, the popular author of the Harry Potter series, has a gift for naming. (I would completely agree here!!) . . . Read one of the Harry Potter novels, paying special attention to the book’s universe of names.”

3. “In a daybook, keep a record of interesting character and place names you discover in your community.”



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