This past April I wrote something a little different for Camp NaNoWriMo. Instead of my usual mystery novels or super-power fantasy novels, I decided to retell my favorite fairy tale.
I wroteThe Lost Girl, a retelling of Peter Pan.
First things first, I had to do a bit of research about the time period. Peter Pan takes place in about 1904.
So, when coming up with a name for my lead female character, I looked up the most popular names from the 1900s. Grace was number 42 (according to the list I found).
I chose the name Grace because I think it’s a pretty name. It’s a common name. It’s simple. Even though it was popular way back then, it’s still pretty common.
The name Gwen is number 78 on that list. I like the name Gwen, but it’s never my first choice.
I was also trying to…
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