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!




The Senthien


A mysterious Vision.

An astounding new world.

And a life she never could have imagined.

Five thousand years in the future, the Earth is dead. A galactic network of terraformed planets, connected by teleportation portals, is populated by the genetically improved Descendants. The original Humans, labeled dangerous and barbaric, are kept under constant surveillance.

In this seemingly peaceful society, Dora Dana Dasnan, a gifted Visionaire, serves the leading race of Descendants by reporting her Visions of the future. But when one of her Visions predicts the unthinkable — contact with a Human man — Dora’s carefully ordered life begins to unravel as she desperately tries to hide her thoughts from her masters. Continue reading “The Senthien”