Use a Name Generator: NaNoWriMo Tip #5

By Jason Boog Comment

Need a gnome name or a place name for your sprawling National Novel Writing Month book? A writer named Manon has crafted a gigantic collection of fiction generators, helping writers build everything from cities to characters.

This is our fifth NaNoWriMo Tip of the Day. As writers around the country join the writing marathon this month, we will share one piece of advice or writing tool to help you cope with this daunting project.

Check it out: “Many of my generators deal either with the fantasy genre or with Les Misérables, of which I am inordinately fond. There’s also some more mundane and/or otherly fannish stuff, but that’s the focus. Forestalling the most frequently asked question: Yes, you may use the output of these generators to create your fiction, RPG, etc. That’s what they’re for. If you want to give me credit with a note and/or link, that’s very nice of you and is appreciated, but it’s not required.”