Do you need a pen name? Why?

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Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:50 am Post

Its the joke that goes around the internet on how to choose your pen name. One simply takes their middle name and the name of the road they live in and voila your pen name.

Mine would be James Gabriel. Can't help but wonder would Gabriel Jameson be better? :)

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Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:18 pm Post

I'd say that -- at least insofar as attention in this forum is concerned -- you could scarcely do better than to take the name "Jameson."
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Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:14 pm Post

Gabriel Auchentoshan would be even better.

P.S. Instead of pen name, how about porn name (first pet, first street)? In my case, Betsy Descotils... :?
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Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:18 pm Post

Tae ilk his ain.

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Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:42 am Post

PJS wrote:you could scarcely do better than to take the name "Jameson."
'ey up! 'ang on! :shock:
Y's all know what they say about takin' names in vain...don't y'...eh? :evil:
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Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:50 am Post

MikeRodgers wrote:One simply takes their middle name and the name of the road they live in and voila your pen name.
My human was a depraved (oops! :oops: sorry!), deprived child. He only has one forename, so the aforementioned process would label him, Nothing Skid Row.
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Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:33 am Post

We have to consider the subject or theme of the books that are issued under a pen name. It could be a necessity to protect one's family. Pen names have been used to protect the identity in many political cases, but it is not the only scenario, what if a psychiatric is a psychic? He or she might endanger his or her own work without the shield of a pen name.