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The Procrastinators’ Weekly Writing Prompts: Pen Names

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Dear Procrastinators and Friends!

This week, our theme was ‘Pen Names’, pseudonyms, noms de plume, aliases, allonyms, the lot.

Prompt 1: Would you ever use a pen name? Why? Why not? Discuss. Perhaps you’ve already thought about a pen name or have one. How did you go about ‘finding’ your pen name? Why could you need one?

Prompt 2: Pick a new pen name.

You can either invent one, or, use one the pen name generator ( spat out:
Rebecca May
Rain Hargraves
Rey Harlan
Russ Jarvis
Rufus Snider

Prompt 3: Now write, or let a character write a story/poem under your/their pseudonym.

What would your/your character’s alias write about?
Perhaps, the story lies in the reason why you/they have to use a pen name in the first place.

Prompt 4: Five word challenge. Write a story or poem using all of the following words:

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  • Pseudonym
  • Horoscope
  • Butterfly
  • Warning
  • Recover

If one of our prompts inspires a piece of your writing, please leave a link to your post in the comment section below.

We publish new creative writing prompts every Sunday after our online meeting. Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy your writing, and, until next time

Britta Benson


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