Vintage Girl Names from 1900 – 1909

Updated an old blog post.

Melinda Marie Alexander

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I’m doing a blog series on character names.

 I’d like to have a list of names at my fingers tips, and not have to surf the internet every time I need a name for one of my characters. This way, I’ll have instant access to names anytime I want, and so will you. I’ve made the list of names Pinterest friendly, so you can save them to one of your Pinterest boards.

Here’s a list of the most popular names for female babies born during 1900 – 1909, according to http://www.ssa.gov ~ The Official Social Security Website.

The names were taken from 3,106,369 female births.

How cute are these vintage photos!

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Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Libra

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Hello!

It’s time for another blog post about…

Character Development using Zodiac Traits.

It’s my favorite writing tool…to create living, breathing characters that jump off the page and it helps me know my characters…so much better. After giving my characters a name and finding images of what my characters look like (not necessarily in that order all the time.) I give them a birthday.

Then I start searching for Zodiac Traits.

Pinterest is a great place to get information on Zodiac Traits. Check out my board…

Writing Tips: Libra Character Development – Zodiac Traits

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/writing-tips-libra-character-development-zodiac-tr/

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I start with negative and positive keywords for each Zodiac sign. 

These negative keywords are very helpful for character development. Especially for developing your antagonist or a character that’s not so nice. You can use several of these negative keywords or all of them, sprinkled with a few positive keywords to create a living, breathing antagonist. People are complex, no one is all bad or all good. Creating an antagonist that has some good qualities makes them scarier…in my opinion.  

Characters need layers, depth…that’s what makes them real.

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These positive keywords are very helpful in developing your protagonist, side kicks and mentors, sprinkled with a few negative keywords and you have a living, breathing character with flaws. Someone people can relate to.

Zodiac Traits

Then I dig deeper with this book  “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” 

I love this book!

It has information, on every single birthday.

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Hope this helps you with your Character Development.

Next time, it’s my sign…Scorpio

Thanks for stopping by!

NaNoWriMo 2016

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I’m doing NaNoWriMo again!

I’m going to start another book in the Raven Hill Book Series called…Abigail

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I’m going to need lots of chocolate!

Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Virgo

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Hello!

It’s time for another blog post about…

Character Development using Zodiac Traits.

It’s my favorite writing tool…to create living, breathing characters that jump off the page and it helps me know my characters…so much better. After giving my characters a name and finding images of what my characters look like (not necessarily in that order all the time.) I give them a birthday.

Then I start searching for Zodiac Traits.

Pinterest is a great place to get information on Zodiac Traits. Check out my board…

Writing Tips: VIRGO Character Development – Zodiac Traits

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/writing-tips-virgo-character-development-zodiac-tr/

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I start with negative and positive keywords for each Zodiac sign. 

These negative keywords are very helpful for character development. Especially for developing your antagonist or a character that’s not so nice. You can use several of these negative keywords or all of them, sprinkled with a few positive keywords to create a living, breathing antagonist. People are complex, no one is all bad or all good. Creating an antagonist that has some good qualities makes them scarier…in my opinion.  

Characters need layers, depth…that’s what makes them real.

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These positive keywords are very helpful in developing your protagonist, side kicks and mentors, sprinkled with a few negative keywords and you have a living, breathing character with flaws. Someone people can relate to.

Zodiac Traits

Then I dig deeper with this book  “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” 

I love this book!

It has information, on every single birthday.

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Hope this helps you with your Character Development.

Libra is…Next

Thanks for stopping by!

Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Leo

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Hello!

It’s time for another blog post about…

Character Development using Zodiac Traits.

I love using zodiac traits! It’s my favorite writing tool…to create living, breathing characters that jump off the page and it helps me know my characters…so much better. After giving my characters a name and finding images of what my characters look like (not necessarily in that order all the time.) I give them a birthday.

Then I start searching for Zodiac Traits. 

Pinterest is a great place to get information on Zodiac Traits. Check out my board…

Writing Tips: Leo Character Development – Zodiac Traits

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/writing-tips-leo-character-development-zodiac-trai/

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I start with negative and positive keywords for each Zodiac sign. 

These negative keywords are very helpful for character development. Especially for developing your antagonist or a character that’s not so nice. You can use several of these negative keywords or all of them, sprinkled with a few positive keywords to create a living, breathing antagonist. People are complex, no one is all bad or all good. Creating an antagonist that has some good qualities makes them scarier…in my opinion.  

Characters need layers, depth…that’s what makes them real.

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These positive keywords are very helpful in developing your protagonist, side kicks and mentors, sprinkled with a few negative keywords and you have a living, breathing character with flaws. Someone people can relate to.

Zodiac Traits

Then I dig deeper with this book  “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” 

I love this book!

It has information, on every single birthday.

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Hope this helps you with your Character Development.

Next is Virgo…my Mom

Thanks for stopping by!

Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Cancer

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Hello!

It’s time for another blog post about…

Character Development using Zodiac Traits.

It’s my favorite writing tool…to create living, breathing characters that jump off the page and it helps me know my characters…so much better. After giving my characters a name and finding images of what my characters look like (not necessarily in that order all the time.) I give them a birthday.

Then I start searching for Zodiac Traits.

This one is special…my Dad was born in July, which makes him Cancer the Crab, but he was never crabby. He was very silly, funny and the life of every party.

Pinterest is a great place to get information on Zodiac Traits. Check out my board…

Writing Tips: CANCER Character Development – Zodiac Traits

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I start with negative and positive keywords for each Zodiac sign. 

These negative keywords are very helpful for character development. Especially for developing your antagonist or a character that’s not so nice. You can use several of these negative keywords or all of them, sprinkled with a few positive keywords to create a living, breathing antagonist. People are complex, no one is all bad or all good. Creating an antagonist that has some good qualities makes them scarier…in my opinion.  

Characters need layers, depth…that’s what makes them real.

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These positive keywords are very helpful in developing your protagonist, side kicks and mentors, sprinkled with a few negative keywords and you have a living, breathing character with flaws. Someone people can relate to.

Zodiac Traits

Then I dig deeper with this book  “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” 

I love this book!

It has information, on every single birthday.

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Hope this helps you with your Character Development.

Next is Leo

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Inspiration Board #7 – part one

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Images, make my story come to life!

They inspire me, they help me see my characters, where they go, what kind of trouble they get into, and sets the mood of the story. That’s why most of the images are dark and moody…with a little touch of color here and there. Just like my story!

Images are such a useful tool for me, especially since I’m an artist/designer/potter/photographer and writer. They help me design my story world. I can visualize my story in my mind, but seeing images related to my story takes it a step further.

That’s why I make these inspiration boards.

Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Gemini

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Hello!

It’s time for another blog post about…

Character Development using Zodiac Traits.

It’s my favorite writing tool…to create living, breathing characters that jump off the page and it helps me know my characters…so much better. After giving my characters a name and finding images of what my characters look like (not necessarily in that order all the time.) I give them a birthday.

Then I start searching for Zodiac Traits.

Pinterest is a great place to get information on Zodiac Traits. Check out my board…

Writing Tips: GEMINI Character Development – Zodiac Traits

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/writing-tips-gemini-character-development-zodiac-t/

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I start with negative and positive keywords for each Zodiac sign. 

These negative keywords are very helpful for character development. Especially for developing your antagonist or a character that’s not so nice. You can use several of these negative keywords or all of them, sprinkled with a few positive keywords to create a living, breathing antagonist. People are complex, no one is all bad or all good. Creating an antagonist that has some good qualities makes them scarier…in my opinion.  

Characters need layers, depth…that’s what makes them real.

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These positive keywords are very helpful in developing your protagonist, side kicks and mentors, sprinkled with a few negative keywords and you have a living, breathing character with flaws. Someone people can relate to.

Zodiac Traits

Then I dig deeper with this book  “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” 

I love this book!

It has information, on every single birthday.

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Hope this helps you with your Character Development.

Next is Cancer – the crab, my Dad’s zodiac sign.

Thanks for stopping by!

Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Taurus

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Hello!

Time for another blog post about…

Character Development using Zodiac Traits.

It’s my favorite writing tool…to create living, breathing characters that jump off the page. After giving my characters a name and finding images of what my characters look like (not necessarily in that order all the time.) I give them a birthday.

Then I start searching for Zodiac Traits.

Pinterest is a great place to get information on Zodiac Traits. Check out my board…

Writing Tips: TAURUS Character Development – Zodiac Traits

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/writing-tips-taurus-character-development-zodiac-t/

Taurus negative keywords withtext

I start with negative and positive keywords for each Zodiac sign. 

These negative keywords are very helpful for character development. Especially for developing your antagonist or a character that’s not so nice. You can use several of these negative keywords, sprinkled with a few positive keywords to create a living, breathing antagonist. People are complex, no one is all bad or all good. Creating an antagonist that has some good qualities makes them scarier…in my opinion.  

Characters need layers, depth…that’s what makes them real.

Taurus positive keywords withtext

These positive keywords are very helpful in developing your protagonist, side kicks and mentors, sprinkled with a few negative keywords and you have a living, breathing character with flaws. Someone people can relate to.

Zodiac Traits

Then I dig deeper with this book  “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” 

I love this book!

It has information, on every single birthday.

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Hope this helps you with your Character Development.

Gemini is next

Thanks for stopping by!

Character Development: Zodiac Traits – Aries

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Hello!

Time for another post about…

Character Development using Zodiac Traits.

It’s my favorite writing tool…to create living, breathing characters that jump off the page. After giving my characters a name and finding images of what my characters look like (not necessarily in that order all the time.) I give them a birthday.

Then I start searching for Zodiac Traits.

Pinterest is a great place to get information on Zodiac Traits. Check out my board…

Writing Tips: ARIES Character Development – Zodiac Traits

https://www.pinterest.com/MMAlexander15/writing-tips-aries-character-development-zodiac-tr/

Aries Negative Keywords withtext

I start with negative and positive keywords for each Zodiac sign. 

These negative keywords are very helpful for character development. Especially for developing your antagonist or a character that’s not so nice. You can use several of these negative keywords, sprinkled with a few positive keywords to create a living, breathing antagonist. People are complex, no one is all bad or all good. Creating an antagonist that has some good qualities makes them scarier…in my opinion.  

Characters need layers, depth…that’s what makes them real.

Aries positive keywords withtext

These positive keywords are very helpful in developing your protagonist, side kicks and mentors, sprinkled with a few negative keywords and you have a living, breathing character with flaws. Someone people can relate to.

Zodiac Traits

Then I dig deeper with this book  “The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.” 

I love this book!

It has information, on every single birthday.

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The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.

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The Power of Birthdays, Stars & Numbers – The Complete Personology Reference Guide by Saffi Crawford and Geraldine Sullivan.

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Hope this helps you with your Character Development.

Taurus is next

Thanks for stopping by!