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I'm a rookie writer enjoying the flow of words sprouting out of my fingers. Sometimes it goes easy, at other times it's a real struggle. I love and crave any kind of feedback, good or bad. I write when I can, but a husband, two kids, 4.2 cats (aging from 15 years to 4 months) do take up most of my time. Yet I found the time to try out something I never thought I was good at. I started writing. I came to love it and enjoy the new friendships I've made with fellow writers I simply adore (well I like the writers, but adore their work *grins*)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pen name.

Hmm You'll know me as Mokkelke on the internet, some tend to call me Mo, others know my real name and call me Tan or Tanja. Having decided I will go the self publish route with SIW (and started working on the writing part of that) I do realize that Mokkelke isn't really THE catching name you want to see on the cover of a book. IMO it's fine to use on Lit and similar sites but when you want to go for the masses I believe a somewhat more recognizable pen name would be more fitting.
So which one should or could I take? Anyone has suggestion ideas? I'm open for about anything if it has a nice ring to it. Full name being Tanja Jonckheer. I'd say have a try, brainstorm and post suggestions.


  1. What about Tanja Heer short but keeping part of your full name or short and sweet Tan Jon but it sounds more like a male name
    or to make it sound exotic like Tanja Mokke keeping a little of your writers name as well as real one
    well it is a couple of suggestions anyway

  2. Thanks a lot for the suggestions, I'll keep them in mind.