Hello fellow writers. I'm very much a newbie to the site, but not to writing. I was quite prolific as a writer a few years ago but got very disheartened at rejections with no helpful feedback, finding someone else had got in first with my idea of a story etc etc. ( I have pounced on the article in this months mag though!)
I have returned to writing now as I have retired and feel that I can be much more diligent in my submissions. However, one thing always eludes me when roughing out my protaganists. What the 'eck to call 'em? I usually look around at my library of books or the newspaper for inspiration. Many years ago I 'obtained' a book of baby names but somehow that has gorn missing. I know this might be a trivial query to some but it really bugs me at times. Anyone care to share? Thanks.
Best wishes Victoria44