Question of the Week: What Would Your Perfect Pen Name Be?

If you wrote a novel and decided to publish it under another name, what would your ideal pseudonym be?

Would you make a gender switch à la the Brontë sisters, when Anne, Charlotte and Emily used Acton, Currer and Ellis Bell?

Would you choose a more dramatic name such as Ayn Rand (born Alisa Rosenbaum) did?

A meaningful word name like Mark Twain?

A singular name like Sapphire (the pen name of Ramona Lofton)?

A humorous nom de plume like Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler)?

Would the name reflect the genre—something different for a mystery, a children’s book, a poetic novel?

Would it relate at all to your real name?

Fantasy time!

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