It's the first Wednesday to this month, June. That means it is time for another post for The Insecure Writers Support Group. You can learn more about it here.
I will just answer the optional question,
"What's harder for you to come up with, book titles or character names?"
I never really had a trouble naming characters in the past, but lately it can get a little tricky. That's because I noticed a lot of foreign websites were removed recently after the 2016 election, and I have untraditionally foreign characters in my WIPs. It can get hard trying to find a long list of names if I use a lot of characters from certain countries, like Lithuania, China, Japan and others. I have to purchase books in order to get a long list that I need.
However, I think it is harder to come up with book titles than naming characters. It is easy, but for me, titling any of my WIPs is difficult. I keep in mind the things I learned about titling books, but also for me, manga and games. I know the title has to be intriguing, easy to remember and to make it convenient for most people to pronounce. This is another thing I factor when naming characters with foreign names too. I pick a name I like the best, but I try to think how easy it is to pronounce.
Anyway, you know most of my WIPs are not yet titled due to this. I am aware not to make titles too long, convenient and yet enticing to say, and something the author would proudly stand behind. For many of my projects, I haven't found good titles yet. I write the project because I could be stuck trying to title the project when I can just title it later, but work on the actual WIP. Recently though, I noticed when I am getting ideas, sometimes I can forget to name my characters for a new project. I just do a quick search for names. Anyway, I just let myself get inspired for the title later on...