Thursday, April 18, 2013

the one about a pen name

One of my lifelong goals is to pen a New York Times Best Seller. I don't know what I'll write about, but it'll be good :) Maybe I'll write a non-fiction book about economics or a witty memoir, I don't know. I think this desire stemmed from my love of Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Friedman, and others who have had their works on this esteemed list (I'm looking at you JK Rowling).

Since I am going to have a book on the Best Sellers' list I decided that I needed a pen name. All of the greats had them: Harper Lee (Nelle Harper Lee), Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), A Lady (Jane Austen, originally), Richard Bachman (Stephen King), Currer Bell (Emily Bronte), Dr. Seuss (Theodore Seuss Giesel), George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), and Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet), to name a few.

Thus, wanting to join the ranks (a girl can dream), I picked a pen name:

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It's feminine without being too girly and rolls off the tongues very nicely. I also feel like it's an easy one to remember. It has an air of sophistication too, but without being pretentious. So when I finally write whatever fantastic novel I am going to write, look for it under the pen name :)

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