In my own writing, I’m currently working on a top-secret project which began with me wondering what the deal is with pen names? A number of Barge submitters recently have asked we note that they publish under a pen name, and I couldn’t figure it out. As in, why? I did some thinking and was just left with a lot of questions, but if you use a pen name and want to tell us why, please do.
Is your own name embarrassing to you?
Do you think that a cooler sounding name will make you more marketable/famous?
What’s with authors’ obsession with names anyway? First and last? First initial, middle name, last? First two initials, last name? Full name? Made-up name? Are any of these who you actually are