27 – Skulduggery Pleasant – Death Bringer by Derek Landy – The Gap

Backstories matter, but they can be hard to execute. This episode deconstructs how Landy uses the idea of the Gap to create intriguing character backstories that readers crave to learn. Enjoy!

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19 – Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy – The Art of Naming

In this episode, I look at how Derek uses names to craft compelling, fleshed-out, interesting characters. Enjoy!

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Shownotes:

Derek’s tactics for creating awesome characters (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB5o1uAqodA

Superhero nation article on names: http://www.superheronation.com/2007/10/15/character-naming-superheroes-and-otherwise/

Random name generators:

https://www.behindthename.com/random/

https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/