marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

naming the backstory

There's a character who's absolutely central to the world in a few stories that have clustered in the same setting.

Who she was determined a great many things about politics, social structure, and many other things.  I don't think she's a main character; her influential actions were not a straightforward, story-forming conflict with an opposing force that resolved into a climax, but an endless array of straightening things out. . . .

And, she needs a name.

She's not a bit character whose name really doesn't matter, but she's not a main character to let me know firmly and completely what she is like and so what an appropriate name would be. . . .

Tags: backstory, fictional history, grumbles, names, politics, world-building: social structure

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