Hiding Yourself Twice Over

Joyce Carol Oates writes under the nom de plumes Rae Jolene Smith and Fernandes and Rosamond Smith and Lauren Kelly. Stephen King has written under the name Richard Bachman. Rita Mae Brown writes as a cat named Sneak Pie Brown. By writing under an assumed name, you can hide yourself twice: Once as the character, and again as the fake writer. This allows for twice the eccentricies. Twice the distance between the real you and the page. What would be your dream nom de plume? Who would be that other you? Would you even be human? Let’s hear it.