How to choose a name for a character in a book?

How do you choose a name for a character in a novel? It might sound like a trivial decision, but it really isn’t at all.
Each name usually shouldn’t be similar to another character in that book (or to a well-known character in another book), and it often can’t be too long (and confusing). At the same time, a book can’t have too many characters who all have short names, either. With all these restrictions and limitations, where can you go hunting for a list of names? Check out the video to find out!

 

 

 

Sweet romance & zombie apocalypse: Should the genres mix or not?

 

What if a writer is inspired to write two stories that fall into two different genres? Should they write both despite the fact that their readers might not follow one of the genres? Or will fans of an author be interested regardless, provided there is a common thread they like that runs through that particular writer’s work? Check out this video and find out!