Daily Quote


I ran across this cartoon and laughed. How many times have I changed a character’s name or the gender as I write? I know and then it changes.  While not this drastic, my WIP needs an additional character and a dog.

Do you change up your character’s names, genders, delete them altogether, before you type “The End”?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

15 thoughts on “Daily Quote

  1. Hi Jo hawk –
    I am new to fiction and so really cannot relate to the comic – but I get it! And I saw a move earlier this year – think it was “the man who made Christmas” and it was a well done take on what dickens might have experienced while writing a Christmas Carol –
    Well done in the cinematography and some writing – nkt well
    Done in connectcinf to dickens goals for the fiction – which I believe had a lot to do with wellness, laughter as the best (or one of ) parts of life! And the movie writers completely left out the nephew – omg – the laughing joyful nephew –
    There were other flaws but it had a decent budget and had pros
    The reason I thought of it was also because the chatceters would visit the writer – it was cool
    He’d close his door and they’d be there
    And your comic reminded me of this

    As a new fiction writer (only shiort pieces – longest is 500 words
    – I have individual characters and only a few –
    But have an entitled woman in development and then a car enthusiast dude – hmm

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  2. I have changed names then get worried I’ve missed replacing a reference in the text. I’ve seen it in other people’s stories, I’m reading Steven this, and Steven that, then suddenly it’s Sean and I think who’s this Sean?
    Now if I’m not sure, I put in X, Y, Z – hoping they’re easier to spot.

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