OK, I thought we’d do another fun one today. When writing, choosing names can be one of the hardest parts – coming up with great character names that help identify your character and color him/her/them in the way you want.
This is especially true with sci fi, fantasy, and paranormal, where you often want an exotic sounding name that nevertheless doesn’t cross the line into absurdity.
So I have three questions for you today:
As a writer, how do you choose/find names for your characters when you write?
As a reader, do character names ever get in the way of a story for you?
And finally, what are some of your favorite character names, esp. for sci fi, fantasy, and paranormal?