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Using a pen name for a script you are not happy with, but still want to move

The Director
(@the-director)
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Has anyone used a pen name for a script they didn't like or one they thought wouldn't be accepted, but still wanted to move it somehow? I haven't used a pen name myself, but I can see it being a useful thing if you write a script you're not comfortable putting your real name to. 

Maybe it's a controversial script and you can't be tied to it right away? Idk, has anyone done this? Or would you think it's dumb in terms of marketing yourself more? 

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Topic starter Posted : 09/08/2021 12:15 am
Marky
(@marky)
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I'm sure some do. I know Stephen King had a pen name for some of his books. I think they were for books he thought wouldn't sell well, or they were genres he didn't normally do. 

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Posted : 09/08/2021 12:22 am
Barry John
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I'd never put my name to anything I thought was not worthy of it. In the same light, I'd just not put it out there. 

Don't keep writing... till you know how.

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Posted : 09/08/2021 8:07 am
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