June 29, 2020
Do you write under a pseudonym? If so, why? If not, would you ever consider it?
I don’t write under a pseudonym, but I don’t write under my legal name, either. I use my initials as a nickname, and write under that. Some may consider that a pseudonym, but I don’t. I’m not hiding who I am. I just decided that of all the times in my life people have called me something, or refused to call me something, that for once I was going to take control of who I was. So I chose Aem, which is a nick of Amy anyway, and owned it.
At this point, I wouldn’t ever consider using a pseudonym. But you know how that goes. I’ve said many things in life before I fully understood what I was talking about, and had to eat my words later, even if it was only in my head. And I’m actually really proud of myself for sticking to AEM even if it doesn’t fit neatly into a box that other people might not want me to be in.
Besides, I don’t think it really matters what name a writer uses. It’s the stories that count. Speaking of stories, I have to admit something in another post. For now, I’m going to go check out what the other authors have to say about names. And this week I’m going to actually link up to OpenBook. I’m trying. And yes, there is a try. Stuff it, Yoda.
1. Link your blog to this hop.
2. Notify your following that you are participating in this blog hop.
3. Promise to visit/leave a comment on all participants’ blogs.
4. Tweet/or share each person’s blog post. Use #OpenBook when tweeting.
5. Put a banner on your blog that you are participating.