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    Pseudonym

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by adamant, Dec 9, 2007.

    Do you think you'd use your real name or a pseudonym when writing?
     
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    I'd use my real name. I have enough trouble coming up with character names that are just right. Imagine the trouble I would have in coming up with the perfect pseudonym.
     
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    I would use my real name. I would never be able to make up my mind for a pseudonym.
     
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    Same. Besides, I like the way I stylise my name for my writing.
     
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    I would use my real name simply for the pleasure of all those people who said I would never amount to much.
    I could send them a letter saying Lynda amounted to being a published writer. so there.
    stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
     
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    I would use my real name when it comes to writing.
     
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    Ditto.
    Although I'd also send a letter to the people who said I would achieve something, and say thanks.
     
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    Man, i've always wanted to publish a novel under my real name. So, real name for me.
     
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    I'd use my maiden name.
     
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    Smoking is bad for you, though...
     
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    Hah!

    Hmm.... I would probably use the first letters of my First and middle name and then my last name. If I am married by the time I publish a novel I may use my maiden name.
     
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    Well to be honest I would use one.
    I don't wirte a great deal anymore. I used to though. I wrote a few childrens stories a while back now and a few fantasy stories, a romance one, a comedy. But now I write horror and thrillers.
    I am hoping to get the childrens stories I wrote published one day so I don't really want to have the horror and thriller title to the same name as the childrens stories and I wrote some pretty intense and gore filled scenes. I would rather just keep the two styles seperated from each other if you can understand that. (I do but not many other people can understand me at the best of times lol)
     
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    I understand perfectly Torana.
    seems like a very good idea to me, at least.
    not sure many mothers would appreciate their child reading something by torana when they just finished "the gore filled life of a psychopath" by torana.
     
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    That is exactly what I was getting at and some of my writing is extremely disturbing so I've been told lately.
    I know I'd not want my children reading a childrens book by Stephen King if he had wrote one after reading his works to be honest.
     
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    Piers Anthony a fantasy author did something similar. When he first started writing he wrote soft core sci fi. Then he wrote fantasy that was geared more towards light hearted stuff, that kids and adults could read. So anytime his earlier works were republished he insisted they go under a pseudonym. And from reading one of his earlier ones I understand why.

    Edit: Now that you mention it, since I write horror, and childrens stories if I get both published I might use a different name for the childrens stories. Instead of using my first name I'd use one of my two middle names. That way it's obviously mine, but there will still be a disconnect between the two types of stories.
     
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    See now you can understand the use of them and why they are good to use. I will use my real name for me horror and thrillers and the other for anything else except my poetry (if that ever gets published lol if any of it does lol). I just think that for these kind of circumstances it works out really well that we can do that.

    EDIT: Dom I never thought of that and I may just do the same thing myself.
     
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    Now I am not sure about this. I would want it published in my name as I want people to think "Bloody hell, I knew here." However, I do not like my last name and want Louise in there somewhere as it sounds better with Heather.

    So probably Heather Louise, with maybe my last name littler undearth. But that might be too long. I don't know. *brain freeze* :p
     
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    I use two different pen names for the romance novels, one for the modern and one for the historical.

    I use another pen name for the erotica/pornography (however you look at it).

    I use them because I do want to publish mainstream in my own name and not have the slight stigma attached that follows the two genres I am already published in.
     
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    I already use an pseudonym.
    Only one or two people on this site actualy know my real name.
    That's just the way I do things.
     

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