Friday, May 20, 2011

Pen Names

What do you guys think about pen names? My opinion is that you could use your own name, unless it’s one of the following:
-Hard to spell
-Lots of variations of that sound the same but are pronounced differently
-Hard to pronounce
-Something really common, like Smith or Jones
-A name of somebody famous, like Dickens (not necessarily an author)

My last name happens to fall under numbers 2 and 4, so I was thinking of possible pen names. The only option that I’ve thought about much is Abigail O’Laughlin. Anyone here write under a pen name?

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about a pen name also. I think they're a good idea, like as you said something really common or hard to pronounce. I am using a pen name for a couple of my books I've written.