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Multiple pseudonyms[edit]

As there are a number of people who used several pseudonyms, pen names and other variants should there be a list? (Eleanor Hibbert and David Bowie are probably two of the best known: and perhaps a few of those who are known to have used 100 plus alternative names.) 22:29, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Now and then I read of someone known primarily for writing in pulp magazines that he is known to have used [list of a couple of dozen pseudonyms] and probably others. Sometimes that was to disguise writing two stories in the same issue. Likely it was sometimes done to keep editors unaware of how many of them the writer was working for. —Tamfang (talk) 05:29, 28 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Pen names, etc.[edit]

The section of pen names was confusing. The best-written part - before I messed around with it - described European lady writers using male names to get published in the 18th or 19th centuries. The worst part was using Mark Twain and Lewis Carroll as examples of things that they didn't really exemplify.

Dodgson wanted to separate his literary life from his real life as a college professor and did not like to be addressed as Lewis Carroll - particularly on fan mail. Clemens was quite the opposite, enjoying his fame as Mark Twain. --Uncle Ed (talk) 12:33, 15 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Oh yeah, I think it's also cutious how people mystify their presence.@Jeylime (talk) 04:58, 21 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Hardy Boys[edit]

How about Franklin W. Dixon, the pen name used by a variety of different authors (Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author, being the first)? We might mention whether the different authors chose this pen name spontaneously, or it was an idea that came from the publisher. --Uncle Ed (talk) 14:20, 22 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Sounds nice. Plus I like the reference in the title. (talk) 04:57, 21 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]


Pseudonym and Takhallus both are same. Can it be merged or done something with Pseudonym? If yes then it would be better to connect the Benguli Laguage. Md. Giashuddin Chowdhury (talk) 01:20, 16 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]