The Merits of Pseudonyms (plus a bonus poll)


Hey, readers, and welcome to Teen Fiction Girl!  I’m trying to keep my promise to be more active on here, after my little October hiatus, and so here I am.

I thought I’d write an article on pseudonyms because I’ve been wondering lately whether I should use one for my NaNoWriMo novel this year.  A pseudonym is, literally, a “false name” (from the Greek/Latin pseudo, meaning fake or false, and nym, meaning name or word) and quite a few writers use them for a variety of purposes.  They use them if the book or series is written by more than one writer to make them easier to find and categorize.  They use them to disguise their real name if they’d rather keep it a secret.  They use them if their real name is boring and they want a name that sounds more awesome with a more awesome title.  The third reason is why I was considering using one for my book.

Now, I’m not, like, an expert on pseudonyms or anything, so this isn’t going to be a full-length article by any means, but I was thinking, since this book is going to be one of my main subjects on my blog until November ends (and probably even for quite a while after that), I’d see what people thought before I made the decision to publish my book under a different name.

What do you think?

Polls are fun, don’t you agree?

Thanks, guys, for reading and voting!  There’s not much to rate here, so I won’t ask for ratings, but if you have any ideas, feedback, or anything of the sort, I’d love to hear it in the comments.

~ Summer

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