Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Question of the day #777

When we children's book writers ultimately to decide to break out and write explosive tell-all memoirs or take a dip into writing erotica, we're going to need pseudonyms.

The classic formula for a pen name is combining your middle name with the first street you lived on. For example, my middle name is Marie and the first street I lived on was Hemlock Dr, making my pseudonym Marie Hemlock.

Of course, since I just shouted that across cyberspace, when I finally decide to write a racy novel, I'll have to come up with another name.

What pseudonym would you use?

xoxo,
Suzanne

13 comments:

  1. Following your rules, mine would be Theodora Swan. Actually not a bad pen name - maybe for a romance novelist?

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  2. According to the rules I would be Kay Ivanhoe. Pretty good one, doncha think?

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  3. I'm not telling. ;)

    Actually, I started playing with pseudonyms because my name is too common. One of my ideas based on an old family name was pronouced to sound like a skanky cheerleader by a crit partner. So if I ever write erotica.....

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  4. Wouldn't work for me.

    Elizabeth California just sounds too fake!

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  5. Hmm... if I did that my pen name would be Rochelle 4th Street. Ha! I don't think that will work. But, I have thought about this a lot. I don't know what I would use.

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  6. Marie Morini. Eh. I think I'll go by Big Mama.

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  7. Mine would be Breckenridge Vulco, so that'll never work!

    I can't write the steamy stuff anymore anyway. If I do write a more mature novel, I'll just use my married name or something.

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  8. Renae Columbia and I thought that was the formula for figuring out your porn star name! And I am pretty certain I'd rather use it as my pen name than the latter!
    Marie Hemlock sounds like a good mystery author name!

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  9. I can't remember the name of the first street I lived on. That would involve me getting up and looking in a book. Hey, it was a long time ago. I was only two. ;) But if I picked the second street, it would be Jean McNell.

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  10. I'm not sure if this works too well: Okie Shea. Maybe it just means for me to stick with MG and YA.

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  11. I don't have a middle name. But I could use the two streets I lived on from birth to age 23: Georgia Drury.

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