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What's in a (Pen) Name?

04/21/2021 | 14m 34s

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To some people, the idea of a pen name seems kind of weird. If I, a writer, am going to put countless hours of hard work and thought into my masterpiece, why wouldn’t I want to put my own name underneath the title? But some of literature's biggest names, from Mark Twain to Dr. Seuss, aren't their real names. Here's why.

Aired: 04/21/21 | Rating: NR

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