Monthly Archives: November 2015

stuck up

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Now you have done it

In more hot water again

Stubborn honey jar

©2015 Annette Rochelle Aben

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #73 Black & White

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Snowy, white footlights

Illuminate the black sky

Guiding Santa’s sleigh

©2015 Annette Rochelle Aben

Angel Messages – November 30, 2015

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Your DAILY MESSAGE from the Angels…

GRATITUDE is ALWAYS BLESSING your LIFE!

We love you…

Thank you Angels, thank you!!

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Nice moments are grand

Giving us a distraction

And great memories

©2015 Annette Rochelle Aben

Should you write under a pseudonym? Pros, cons and practicalities in a digital world

A great article, sharing food for thought!

Nail Your Novel

use a pen nameShould you use a pen name? Why might you? What problems might it cause? I rounded up a quiver of authors with noms-de-plume and asked them to answer some practical questions.

First of all, why?

An author name is a brand, of course, and traditional publishing has a long history of strategic pseudonymery. Names or initials might make a writer sound more exciting, more serious, more like an already famous author (JRR Tolkien and George RR Martin, anyone?). Androgynous names might do you favours if your readership is gender sensitive. A new surname might put you at a more visible part of the bookshelves or next to giants of your genre (George RR Martin again).

Even a change of nationality might send interesting signals to the reader. Earlier this year I was at an event with Sophie Schmidt, head of author relations and marketing at Epubli, and she told me…

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