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Using A Pen Name and Confidence

I’ve gone back and forth over the last couple of months whether to use a pen name or not. I guess I could say  that I’m not completely confident in my writing. 298 more words


What's in a Pen Name?

I’ve recently been asked if C.K. Brooke is my real name, and/or why I use my initials instead of my first name (Caity). Answers: Yes and no; and because of J.K. 266 more words


On gender and book covers:

See also: The problem with Nicholas Sparks. 

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION… 24 more words


Breaking Down Barriers- Women Authors Using Pen Names

I recently stumbled across this article from Mashable regarding the pen names of women authors who’ve had to change their names in order to get published. 349 more words


Sleeping Beauty Trilogy review (SPOILERS)

Me and a close friend of mine were discussing stories that authors write that are of personal interest vs what they think people want to read. 1,012 more words


The Queen and Her Alter Ego

Joanne Rowling, has always loved writing and has been author to over 22 books in her lifetime. She is most commonly known under her pen name J.K. 251 more words

Pen Names

Pen Names

Have you used a pen name or your initials to publish?  Do you do it to retain your anonymity or to avoid sexism?

A Brief History of female authors with male pen names… 126 more words