Perhaps this is more of a genre (fantasy) thing, but I was wondering about name pronunciation. You've gone through your process for coming up with just the right name for a character (mine have an aural evolution to the "right-sounding" name). How do you then let the reader know such things as how invented names of places and people are pronounced? An asterisk footnote for each? A full-fledged pronunciation guide at the beginning or end of the book? To be sure, you don't want sesquipedalianly awkward names to take your reader out of the story. But do you care if your character's names are pronounced correctly, and what do you do to make sure that a name like Calea is pronounced Kuh-LAY-ah (which, it turns out is technically incorrect)?Do pronunciation guides annoy you as a reader? I feel pretty sure most of my other, two-syllable names are nearly impossible to mispronounce- Kelten, Jorvin, Elgo, Angen, Rugo... but some, like Tajak (like Tajik with an ah), Elonia, Levazin, could conceivably be pronounced a variety of ways... How does your impression of a character's name affect you as a reader?