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auxbuss wrote:I suspect everyone does this differently, so hopefully you’ll get an assortment of replies.
The “fit” of character names is important to me too. Sometimes, I don’t know whether a name is going to work out until late in the story. So, I pick one, then move on. It’s not worth getting blocked by it. That would be a problem. I listen to my inner voice on this, because sometimes the annoyance isn’t glaring; just a niggle.
Short names work best for me – the same when I’m reading. I avoid surnames unless the story requires them, which immediately halves the problem \o/
In my writing notes, I have a section where I same names that I see or pop into my head, so I’ve a pool of names to rummage around in as a starting point at any time.
Finally, there are a few websites that might help. Randomly:
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