Sunday, April 6, 2014

What Would Your Victorian Pen Name Have Been?

So, I came across an article I discovered on the Huffington Post website titled, Name Generator: What Would Your Victorian Pen Name Have Been? In the article, I came across the following information:
The Victorian era in particular saw slews of women writing under male pen names, including the Brontë Sisters, who wrote as Acton, Currer and Ellis Bell, and, of course, Mary Ann Evans, who wrote as George Eliot. Of her pseudonym, Charlotte Brontë said: "we did not like to declare ourselves women because – without at that time suspecting that our mode of writing and thinking was not what is called 'feminine' – we had a vague impression that authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice."
Click on the above link to read the full story. You may also discover a Victorian pen name generator as well. Apparently, my Victorian Pen Name would have been Laurence Vosper, should I have been a female writer during the Victorian Era who wanted to use a pen name.

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