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« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2011, 10:22:36 AM »

Reiter has a valid point. I was a published writer before deciding to write for furry audiences. I also had a recognized furry presence under a fursona name well before deciding to write furry material. So the furry pseudonym builds on the known furry identity, which makes some degree of sense. My real identity is not seriously "hidden" and I'm not concerned about that.

Many popular and successful authors write under more than one name to distinguish between different genres in their writing. Nora Roberts writes romance and suspense under that name, but uses J. D. Robb for mysteries with a science fiction element, for example. Barbara Mertz is a serious Egyptologist who writes popular Egyptian history works, but uses the name Elizabeth Peters for mysteries set in early 20th century Egypt. You can find lots of similar examples.
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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2011, 07:06:15 PM »

The other thing I like about using my name as opposed to a fursona is the consistency. Character names change with the tides and I'm no exception. My given name isn't likely to change, and that's what I want.

And yeah, I'm aware of authors using different names for different material. I don't see anything wrong with jumping around genres. If readers started writing me off (no pun intended) as a drama author, I'd take that as a sign to change what I'm writing about. I hate being pigeonholed and stereotyped; if nothing else, I'd like to be seen as an author who experiments. Of course, this assumes I'll ever BE that well known. XD
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« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2011, 07:51:29 PM »

If readers started writing me off (no pun intended) as a drama author, I'd take that as a sign to change what I'm writing about. I hate being pigeonholed and stereotyped; if nothing else, I'd like to be seen as an author who experiments. Of course, this assumes I'll ever BE that well known. XD

That's very true. When I wrote "Stasis", some of my readers didn't react well. I received some dozen emails comprised chiefly of people saying how much they love my old stuff and how this new story rubs them the wrong way. Now I kinda want to write more stories like this, if only to piss them off. >=)
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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2011, 09:14:16 PM »

Not having read your old work, I can't say. However I will say that, when I saw Stasis on the front page again, I literally couldn't stomach reading it again even to review cuz it just... It was too much. It wasn't bad, but my god it was heavy and tough to stomach. XP
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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2011, 09:22:30 PM »

Yeah, but -- for people who like it-- that's the whole point. The point of stories like this, and Lovecraft does it best, is to leave you feeling weak and sick to your stomach. It makes you question exactly what hope is and why we continue to cling to it even when we know it's nothing but an illusion. And since writing is about manipulating people's emotions, stories like that do the job well.
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« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2011, 04:19:38 PM »

That's kinda the reason I tend to write darker stories. Besides the fact they act as a vent for my own fears and twisted, depressing ideas (XP), they make for emotionally potent and powerful stories. I love it when people get emotional over something I wrote. To me, that's a compliment. X3
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