Writing: naming characters

This time, I’ll share something about what I find one of the hardest aspects of writing: creating character names. My imagination can do much (how much of it I can convert into shareable form is another thing) but when it comes to naming the characters I make up, that’s where I tend to hit a wall way too often.

I admire the writers who can name over a hundred(s) characters in their stories. It might be simpler for stories that can use real names but it’s still a respect-worthy feat. On the other side, I struggled to name my game characters (whether it was Diablo III, World of Warcraft or The Sims series).

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