Pen name

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A pen name, also known as a pseudonym, is a name an author uses in the place of their real name, when they write and publish things. For example, the Brontë sisters (Anne, Emily and Charlotte) who were famous authors in the 19th century used them, because they feared that people would make fun of (say bad things about) a book written by a woman. Charles Dodgson, a math professor took the name Lewis Carroll, when he wrote fantasy stories.

Famous examples of pen names[change | edit source]

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  1. "The Psychic Mafia - Part 6 of 6". Members.fortunecity.com. http://members.fortunecity.com/misteryo/pm6.html#78. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  2. More by George Groth (1983-12-08). "Gardner’s Game with God | The New York Review of Books". Nybooks.com. http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1983/dec/08/gardners-game-with-god/. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  3. "Wonkette". Wonkette. 2010-06-01. http://www.wonkette.com. Retrieved 2010-06-18.