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Which of these "authors" are you more likely to pick up?

  1. Nathalie L. James

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Nathalie Maxwell

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. Nathalie Hardy

    6 vote(s)
    46.2%
  4. Nathalie Ellis

    7 vote(s)
    53.8%
  5. N. S. Auguste

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
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  1. hypewriter

    hypewriter New Member

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    Which of these pen names? (Associations)

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by hypewriter, Feb 26, 2019.

    Hello. From earlier votes and discussions both here and in other forums I have narrowed my pen names down to these. Now, which of these names do you think is the most suitable for a bildungsroman (think To Kill a Mockingbird, The Body by Stephen King, a.k.a. the movie Stand by Me.).

    Nathalie L. James
    Nathalie Maxwell
    Nathalie Hardy
    Nathalie Ellis
    N. S. Auguste


    PLEASE vote or comment, I cannot decide on my own because I love them all!
     
  2. frigocc

    frigocc Senior Member

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    Why not use your real name?
     
  3. hypewriter

    hypewriter New Member

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    It's ugly, difficult to spell and almost impossible to pronounce in English because it's a Scandinavian surname. :)
     
  4. The Dapper Hooligan

    The Dapper Hooligan (V) ( ;,,;) (v) Contributor

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    Oooh! Exotic.
     
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    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    It is, of course, your decision, but if I were you, I'd proudly splash my name across the cover. Think of all the debate over how it's pronounced - instant publicity!
     
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  6. Flummi

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    All sounds good, exept the N. S. one. Think about the meaning of this two little letters during WWII. "National Sozialismus"
    Of course, not everybody would think like me. ;)
    PS: People don't say your name, they read it first. If it's something special, they'll remember more easily "the book from the Scandinavian woman, you know, the one with the name that's so difficult to say..."
     
  7. Alan Aspie

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    First long, soft and tender Nathalie and then short, hard and a bit abverbish hardy.

    Mixed and contradictive associations... That works.
     
  8. Gail

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    I like Ellis, because it’s short. Hardy is short too, but it clashes with the first name because they have the same ending sound.
     

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