One of the hardest things I find about writing is naming my characters. Usually, the process goes something like this: When I first encounter someone in my story, I think for a bit, and then apply the name that I think sounds best among the few options that have popped into my head. After a while, the character inevitably tells me it isn’t right. Sometimes we make a bit of modification in the spelling, but sometimes the character just hates the appellation and wants a new one. It’s a real problem when you can’t come up with one, even after putting some power thinking into it. Nothing sounds right. I’m having this problem right now with the book I’m currently writing. It’s hard because my character complains to me about it on almost every page. I’m trying to be patient, but the further I go on without a rename, the more places I have to go back to later and fix. Makes it hard to move forward. Seasoned writers, creative writing instructors, general know-it-alls, please give me some advice.