My biggest bloody problem with writing a story, is names! The book, the characters, the places, the spacecraft (SW).
How do others do so good at easily making names?
Heh. Honestly? Sometimes it takes me longer to come up with a good name than it does to come up with a good story idea! Because of that, I tend to write down cool sounding names as and when they occur to me, so I have a list I can use if I ever need them <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Failing that - pick a normal name and change a couple of letters. 'Peter Jones' can easily become 'Ketar Vones' - which is not admittedly great, but will do in a pinch <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
If all else fails, I have a dictionary of names, which is particularly useful for the archaic and obsolete sections, and which contains a lot of genuine medieval names.