Though we're not all teachers, the DSW do have daytime identities they need to keep separate from the writing life. Hence, pen names. And since picking a nom de plume such a big decision for a writer to make, I thought I'd share how I picked mine.
Factors to consider in picking a pen name:
- Is it easy to spell? (Think of the future Google searches!)
- Is it easy to sign? (Imagine your autograph sessions!)
- Will it shelve well? (Will readers have to get out a ladder or lay on the floor in order to find your book?)
And that's how my alter-ego was born.
What about you? Fellow writers/bloggers, how did you select your nom de plume? We'd love to hear your story!