One Simple Trick for Coming Up With Names for Stuff

by Nate Hoffelder

After a decade of running The Digital Reader, Nate is a veteran web publisher with experience in design, maintenance, recovery, and troubleshooting. What little he doesn't know, he can learn.

May 12, 2016

This excerpt was originally published on my new blog, The Digital Reader.


For some writers, stringing words together to tell a story is the easy part. The words just flow in a pattern that creates itself, leaving us as little more than stenographers taking notation in the form of a first draft as the words move through our heads.

For some of those same writers the hard part about writing is thinking up names to use in the draft or to hang on it. I am one of those writers; my blog was first called”Nate’s eBook News” and then “The Digital Reader” because I honestly couldn’t come up with a better name for it when I launched the blog in 2010.

I used to think that I just didn’t have that type of creativity in me, but lately I have realized that this is less an innate ability than a skill which one can learn and develop. I stumbled across that insight by accident, and I would like to share it with you.


You can read the rest of the post on The Digital Reader.


Hi, I'm Nate.

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