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Evie
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Noms de plume  Reply with quote

Just an idea from another thread.  If you were ever to publish that book you have half written, or have at least half written in your head, but decided you didn't want to put your own name to it, or simply wanted to be someone else for a bit, what nom de plume would you choose to publish under?

I haven't come up with my own yet, but love thinking about names, so will ponder a while.  Look forward to hearing your future pen names!


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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting one ... depends on the sort of book I'd want to write, I think. I'll have to get back to you on this.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm already committed to Fanny St George. I'm afraid she sounds like a Cartland type, but I'm sure I can do at least as well as old Barbara did in quality if not quantity. May need a different name for my espionage thrillers, though. I will give it some thought.


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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chibiabos83 wrote:
I'm already committed to Fanny St George.

Is that some sort of institution, Gareth?  Wink

When I sell out and write a Mills & Boon novel I'll take my wife's surname, as we think 'Michael Waterland' sounds like a romantic novelist.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I were to write a history book, I feel sure I would call myself Frank O. Prushen-Waugh.  

(That's not mine...I have a couple of friends with whom I play this sort of name game, and that's probably my all-time favourite!)


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TheRejectAmidHair



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'd write supernatural thrillers under the name Evelyn Holmes.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could branch out into misery memoirs about Catholic childhoods with Evelyn Church.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Anyone could write this" by Avery Tom Deacon Harry.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought of one ages ago...Merlin Anderson. I picked an 'a' because I thought maybe more people would pick up my books if I was near the beginning of the alphabet. It seems a little fantastical for anything other than a fantasy author. And not even a serious fantasy author, someone who writes those 'supernatural romance' books that they now have a section for in Waterstones (basically Laurell K Hamilton and a few cheap Twilight-for-adults-but-worse titles).



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