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louise-marley's picture
Jul.29.2013
The business of publishing is, in many respects, not a business in the classical sense.  It's a business only in the way that show business is a business--in other words, trying to predict and manage its profitability is a capricious and unreliable undertaking (or business!)  Breakout...
louise-marley's picture
May.03.2013
There is a time-honored tradition of writers using pseudonyms, and the reasons are as varied as the names themselves.  The great science fiction writer James Tiptree, Jr. was a woman, but that was a deep secret for many years.  The romance writer Jayne Ann Krentz has used, in her career,...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.10.2011
Quiz: Can You Guess the Famous Authors Hidden Behind These Alter Egos? by Gabe Habash   Authors have been known to take the same creativity they put on a page and apply it to creative pen names, hiding their real identities behind names that sometimes even cover up gender. The names below are...
asha-vose's picture
Aug.25.2009
Someone at work today referred to me by my writing pseudonym in a jovial fashion, as though it were a shared intimacy. This was unnerving for several reasons, one the juxtaposition of my other more personal writing life on my work life seemed very obtrusive. Also the belittling way they referred to...
rosy-cole's picture
Mar.12.2009
  Time, for me, is a Nemesis I can never truly escape, even in the atmospheric realms of the eighteenth century. The clock is always ticking away and most of my paragraphs are written against its warning metre or digital calibrations. It chides me for all my sins of omission, irregular Mass,...
gregory-wilson's picture
Jan.10.2009
I've noticed a lot of talk recently on the subject of public vs. private personas, specifically as they relate to people in the publishing business, and over at Dear Author (a place which I tend not to frequent, as they're exclusively a romance site, which isn't really my bag) they've got a doozy...
amy-nathan's picture
Nov.19.2008
Just when I get to the point of knowing exactly who the hell I am, I go and find out I should also be a brand. When I think brand, for some reason, I think of Campbell’s soup. The red and white label, the cute Campbell’s kids who aren’t chubby anymore, the time my son said the soup he made was...