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name writing prompt


The name Eleanor means “bright one.” The name Geoff means “peaceful one.” And the name Petrina means “rock.” Write a dossier for each of these names (or choose three others), and allow a story to unfold based on their qualities. Is it an adventure? a love story? Let the process be a lesson to you about the importance of choosing names without immediately obvious symbolic meaning. How can you choose names with nuance and power?


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