Ask Daphne’s Readers! About the Name

November 4th, 2010

Got a bit of a turnabout for you today — instead of answering one of your questions, I have one for you. Can any of you explain why the name on the email address you use to send a query would be completely different than the one you use to sign your letter? I’m not […]

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What’s In A Name?

June 25th, 2009

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare wrote What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. And what’s the reason for my quoting the Bard today? Well, as I wrote yesterday on Twitter, some authors seem to be trying so very very hard with their characters’ names, […]

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Ask Daphne! What about my name?

November 28th, 2008

Some particularly unusual shoes (they’re made of paper!) for KS, who asked in a comment on another post, “I have a pretty unusual name, but there’s another writer out there with the very same first/last name who’s posted her own stuff (which isn’t spellbinding) on I’m scared to death anyone Googling my name will find her stuff and assume it’s mine. Am I right to be worried?”

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An Unnameable Celebration!

October 2nd, 2008

So this week marks the official publication of Ellen Booraem’s debut middle grade novel The Unnameables (she of the starred review from Kirkus and Junior Library Guild Selection).

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Ask Daphne! What’s in a name?

April 23rd, 2008

S.L. asks, “If a writer publishes both fiction and memoir, and wants to publish all of her writing under one name, must she use her own name rather than a pseudonym?”

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