How to Come Up with a New Pen Name

Here’s a quick and easy way to come up with a new pen name (aka nom de plume or pseudonym):

How to Choose a Pen Name

Select the first name of your best friend in high school.

Add the last name of the main character in the last novel you read.

That’s your pen name: first name of best friend plus last name of a great character.

That makes my new pen name Gary Harvath.

What’s your new pen name? Let me know in the comments below!

See also: Pen Names: When to Use Them, When Not to Use Them and How to Use a Pen Name

About John Kremer

John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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