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04-05-2002, 05:27 PM
I have written a number of things for a living and for a while (back in my youth - which today seems centuries ago) I was using a bunch of different pen names (some magazines would love to discover "new" authors so I was new [well at least I had a new name] quite a few times so I could get in print).

I was (among others) Terrance Verne and Verne Terry for SF, Verne Hagen and T.J. McConner for westerns, Terri Hagen and Louise McClean for romance and confessions and so on and so forth. Even today, my legal name is not the one with which I was born. It is one I gained some recognition (a tiny bit) with as a writer.

What about you?

1. Have you used pen names in your past?

2. What pen name would you choose if you were to choose one. Why? No, you can't choose names already taken like, William Shakespeare or Ernest Hemingway.

3. Hi Opal! (I haven't done that in a long time)

Sir Rhosis
04-05-2002, 09:05 PM
Shimon Wincelberg often used the pseudonym S Bar David. As a kid seeing this on episodes of "Star Trek," I thought it the most intriguing name and wondered what it meant. Was probably a teenager before I grasped that Mr. Wincelberg's father was obviously named David.

So I'd do the same, thus would be D Bar William.

Sir Rhosis

Sir Rhosis
04-05-2002, 09:08 PM
Another one. If you spell my last name backwards, it sounds sort of like "Ellis Reeve," so I would use that one as well.

Sir Rhosis

04-05-2002, 09:41 PM
I haven't used a pen name (I want to get all the credit), but if I did, it would be Warren Oguri.

It's the name of my uncle (with an "i" added).

04-05-2002, 09:42 PM
Mine's Kuli Namen .

04-05-2002, 10:14 PM
I would be "Buck Naked."

No, wait, that's if I went into porn ...

04-05-2002, 10:27 PM
My pen name, created my freshman year of hs (about 8 years ago) was Luna Grey Paseli. I made up the last name using the first two letters of three of my teachers' names. I got "Luna" from One Life To Live, but I don't remember quite were the middle name came from. Probably from Edmund on
All My Children.

Needless to say, I just use my own name now. But I still watch soaps :)