You've decided to become a writer under a pen name. What pen name do you choose? Because, after all, writers use pen names all the time -- sometimes to maintain anonymity, sometimes to start a new career when their writing career under their real name has crashed and burned, and sometimes just because they want a different name than the one they were born with. You can assume any of the reasons for taking up a pen name. (No fair using a name that's taken: Your pen name can't be "Steve King" or "Jonathan Grisham" or some such.)
Ahhh... the perfect assignment for fledgeling writers such as I am!
The first name is easy... instead of Dawn, I would use Aurora. The latin version of my name, AND Sleeping Beauty's first name. See the synchronicity... feel it... lol
The last name is tricky... but after thinking about it... I would use my dad's first name. You see, I am his only child and a daughter, and although he has a brother, they had different father's. So, I am the last of the line with my dad's name, my maiden name, although I do still have it hyphenated before my married name.
Anyhow, that would make my pen name Aurora Dennis.
I like it! It sounds like someone who would write a mystery thriller with a modern day witches, vampires and demons running around NYC, doesn't it? lol
I never thought about using a pen name before, but I really do like the name! Ya never know...right?