What’s in a Name?

I’ve just finished reading a novel by an author who uses different names depending on what genre he’s writing.  He asserts that sometimes an alter ego taps him on the shoulder to play devil’s advocate.

I confess I thought that rather a complex idea; my characters give me enough advice  and direction without another writing persona impinging on the situation and arguing with me.

However, one of my readers believes I’m a closet romantic as my work usually includes a bit of relationship-formation somewhere along the line.

I laughed; the idea of me writing romance is absurd.   However, what if the author to whom I referred at the beginning has got something?  Maybe I could write romance if I used a nom de plume?

The problem is every name I think of makes me dissolve into uncontrollable giggles.  Also could I write a story without getting an overwhelming urge to kill someone?

I’m supposed to be editing my latest manuscript for the publisher.  Instead of that I’m thinking up daft names.   How about Procrasta Nation?


About jhbooksblog

Hello - I'm Julie Haiselden, an occasional NHS med sec/practice administrator. Mother of three, wife of one, a chaotic cook and published crime/thriller novelist who blogs a bit about books, life and food. School alumna. Occasional am-dram actress/director. I enjoy walking and photography (although my enthusiasm outweighs my skill set). I've recently joined the reviewing team at Whispering Stories and can be found via the following social media sites: http://whisperingstories.com/meet-the-team/ https://twitter.com/juliehaiselden https://www.facebook.com/juliehaiseldenbooks https://www.goodreads.com/ I also accept a few hard copy novels to review.
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One Response to What’s in a Name?

  1. Terry Tyler says:

    Think no more, you have the name!!! I write complex family type dramas (ie, all sorts of relationships, not just love stuff) but am going to write a post apocalyptic book next because I have been dying to write one for a while. Perhaps I need a new, tough sounding name??!!

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