Writers don’t have time to come up with really great pseudonyms, being far too busy oiling their typewriters and smoking their fancy pipes (or, you know, writing). Plus, there are already so many great pen names out there—why reinvent the wheel? If you’re in the market for a good pseudonym, use the following formula, borrowing from history’s best nom de plumes, to make one suited just for you. Click on the names to see where they originated (unless you already know! In which case, hats off to you).
Your first name = The state in which you were born: