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This Week's Topic
If you couldn't use your own name, what would your pseudonym or penname be?
I'm already using a pseudonym--sort of. My first name is real, but my writerly last name is not. I decided on this for a few reasons:
- Anonymity. With the ability to find anyone anywhere in the world these days, I figured a little anonymity couldn't hurt. Plus, my husband's job demands some level of this, so it just made sense.
- The real last name is surprisingly difficult to pronounce to the general public.
I do kind of wonder, though, how fun would it be to have a name like: Penelope Winterbloom or Constance Merriweather? (apparently my dream pseudonyms all contain some element related to the seasons)
What about you? If you were to choose a pseudonym, what would you choose? And if you're already using one, why?