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#1 2005-10-30 23:17:02

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'non de plume' for 'nom de plume'

Since your nom de plume is not your name, many writers feel an urge to inject negation into the phrase. Common- about 9,000 ghits. Examples:

His first novel, Philista, was written under the non de plume Cecil Power and appeared serially in Gentleman’s Magazine. … llen4.html

By 1800, her writings were familiar to a wide reading public, both under her own
name and also that of her non-de-plume, Mrs Prudentia Homespun.

He was the author of a column for the Australian Rugby News for several years
under the non-de-plume of Leather Balls.

Why change yr non de plume when you’re still using the same boring techniques
that make you so easy to recognise? … omment.php

So suddenly hours late she arrived in disguise as her non de plume: Madame Sylvie! … eam_1.html

Using the non-de-plume of Jonathan Rix, his grandfather’s name, Dennis O’Keefe hied himself over to England and sold this story…

Now that the secret has leaked out, I may need a new non de plume, how about
Durwood Pickle?

You can write anonymously, under a non-de-plume or use your real name – up to you!



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