What IS in a Name?

Truly big decisions are sometimes a long time coming and none is bigger than the name of a series’ protagonist. She, or he, is the series’ fictitious face of the franchise. You want to change that name? What! Kicking, screaming, eating too much chocolate…

Courtesy: Pixabay

Courtesy: Pixabay

Yeah, that’s what I did, and that’s how it went, and I’m still in agony.

The name was like a darling, a minor change with major implications, and like removing a darling it was a decision I didn’t want to make. I’m heartbroken and excited, and the story demanded it.


So, yes, I finally faced the inevitable and am changing my protagonist’s name. There, it’s officially stated. That makes it more real. She’ll remain the person she always was, of course, but with a different name.

I’m not losing a character, I’m, ah, well, keeping the same one, but not quite the same.

She and I have been together a long time…

To read the remainder of this post on the website (and sample the new name) please join me HERE.


About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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