What’s Your Pen Name?

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Do you ever dream of being a world famous novelist? I feel like I should write a novel, but it’s always so hard to get started. I’m not sure what I would write about, and I’m afraid I would write something too goofily autobiographical. They say that the key to being a good writer is to read a ton, so I’m focusing on that for now!

Besides not having a topic for a novel, I’m not so sure I have the name to be a novelist. I’d like a name with a little more zing… a pen name or “nom de plume” is what I’m looking for πŸ™‚ It would be nice to have a cool sounding, literary name – especially if people could pronounce it more easily than Kari. (Yes, it just rhymes with “starry,” but that’s still a bit tricky for some people!)

Were you fascinated by pen names as a kid? I always thought the idea of changing your name was extremely interesting – probably because names seemed so set in stone until I learned that you can change them. I don’t think I’d want to change my name permanently, but I think it’s cool how some authors sometimes adopt pen names to try out a different persona or to secretly test a new idea without attaching their names to it.

Instead of coming up with my own pen name, I decided to write a quiz to do it. I hope you enjoy getting your own pen name as well, and who knows? Maybe this quiz will inspire you (and me) to get writing:Β What’s Your Pen Name?

Discussion question: Would you prefer to write under your own name or under a pen name?

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What do you think?

12 thoughts on “What’s Your Pen Name?

  1. Monica G. K. Tambajong

    My pen name is: Lolerei Enna.

    I have always wanted to be a writer. I have made myself a nom de plume a while back but I haven’t mustered the courage to publish anything just yet. I guess that answers the question. πŸ˜€

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  2. Josh

    Your Pen Name Is: Maxwell Steele

    Writing is discovering what you believe.

    Not sure. Also I’m not a writer nor do I plan to become one, I’m more of an ideas guy.

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