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Thread: What you like more???
July 23rd, 2013 11:42 PM #1Junior Member
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July 24th, 2013 12:06 AM #3Senior Member
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It depends on the book. I like fantasy novels with longer or more whimsical names (like George R. R. Martin, or Cinda Williams Chima), maybe even some mysteries the same way. But generally it depends more on the name than the writing. Say you're writing a detective novel and your name is Jessica Annabelle Jones. J. A. Jones is a little more intriguing than Jessica Jones on a mystery. But on a chick-lit novel, J. A. Jones just looks pretentious.
Sometimes you have a particular reason. For J. K. Rowling it was because the ambiguous initials didn't reveal whether she was male or female, and according to her publisher, books by men sell better. Other female writers, like E. L. Konigsburg, have done the same thing.
July 26th, 2013 03:37 PM #5
But if you have a pen name you like, or want to use your name, then just use that. The author's name doesn't effect what books I buy. But it's a nice afterthought for me to see that there's a whimsical name on a fantasy book, or something rather mysterious on a detective novel, or something relatable on realistic fiction. But it's just that- an afterthought.-lists currently under construction-
July 24th, 2013 12:15 AM #7
I don't care. Is your book any good?I’m just trying to behave as I think a friend should behave. Granted, I haven’t had much practice.
~Elphaba Thropp, Wicked, by Gregory Maguire
July 24th, 2013 04:56 PM #9Arran Frost Kai Luke Oisin Wolf Xavier
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