Thursday, July 13, 2017
What's your name, again?
This is for my writing buddies. Did you ever use one of your non-fiction pieces, such as memoir or personal essay, as a basis for flash fiction which is about 1,000 words?
I have been doing this lately, adding untruths galore, and having so much fun developing characters. Maybe it is the confidence building approach I need to again try fiction writing, which I always say I cannot do. I just submitted a flash fiction piece to Penn State literary journal, and am hoping I hear from them soon.
I may have to use a pen name if I keep tinkering. My parents had selected several names for me before I was born. Pearl, Priscilla, or Patricia. Thank goodness for my grandma who liked actress Linda Darnell and convinced them to name me after her.
Have you ever used a pen name? Be creative. I used to think I would use a combination of my grandchildren's names.
What name would you use? Come on, have a little fun.