I would like to write and publish books under two different names. For the more subtle, less controversial ones that don't involve bits of my personal life or those of the people I know, I would like to use my real name. For the ones I write which may contain sensitive matters, I'd like to use Laqueta Capri to protect my identity ^_^
This is something I had wondered for years and I think it has been resolved at last thanks to my fiance and his last name that will be mine in a few months. It flows really with my first name and doesn't sound clunky. I will either go by my "full" name Shara Adams, or my dA username.
My maiden name is a long, difficult to pronounce Polish name. So, for years I wrote under the name "Airial Diana Mark." Yes, deliberately went for a wonky spelling for the traditional "Ariel." Later, I decided I didn't mind so much my first name, so I switched to "Michelle Mark." Of course, all of that became moot when I married and ended up with a rather pronounceable last name, which I use now.
That said, my father was a stage performer and used the name "Michael Richards" for the same reason. Long, difficult to say ethnic last name.
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I don't know what I would pick or which route I'd take. Would I take the road e.e. cumming did? No capitalization, would I use initials? I like initials because male readers tend to read male authors or those that use initials. Or would I take one at all? If I did....I'd probably take a funny name. I dislike super serious things and my pen name would most likely reflect that.
I was published for the first time this year and I used a pen name. I took a nickname I had in childhood (one that makes sense, not "pookie bear" or something) and my grandmother's maiden name. I'm really close to her and she's the one who supported my decision to write for a living.
Probably Larxene Scout, since it's my 'alter-ego's' full name, or if I wrote a book in first person for whatever reason I'd use the name of the main character. Or KTD/Kid, since that's an abbreviated/shortened version of one of my other screen names. X3
I'm using my pen name right now, Koruki Konaru. Though I probably wouldn't use it in professional writing. I think I would use an alias because then I can be famous without attracting attention to myself everywhere I go.
For English class, we were supposed to interview an adult we knew about a life changing event in their high school education. Since I'm super shy, I faked an interview with myself under a fake name. Not until I printed the paper did I realize how fake the name sounded (Clare Sky = clear sky) but went with it anyway. After that, I've used that fake name for my alias: it's so fake, it must be real!
haha but that's half the fun of RPG's that your not total in control of the story but in control of the character(s). XD it tests your charter development to the max as you never know what might end up happening.
hehe. well i'm lucky that i have an awesome RP partner that makes her characters realistic. we go have to do time skips now and then if someone has been injured but yeah it still works well. but i know what you mean it's easy to fall into the same old OC's again and again. every one gose for the street wise hard guy. where as i have an OC call Blaze who is a weedy, nervous, somewhat shy guy.