Do you know how in ancient times, women weren’t admitted as actresses, writers, and singers, so all these entertainment jobs were given to their male colleagues? Then you must also know that like men have disguised in women during their performances, women have also disguised in men, so they could live their dream and do what they love to do. Insider Monkey recently published an article about 6 female authors with male pen names, so why wouldn’t we check it out?
Becoming a respectful artist is a very hard job, but remaining on the top as an artist is even harder. There are many artists, especially composers, writers, and painters, who got appreciated a lot after they died. But if men got this kind of respect, or better say disrespect, how do you think women surf in this world?
Even now, people have more doubt in women writers, especially after the headline and the plot of their novel don’t imply to some love story. Even when it comes to authors of books for children, for some reason people prefer male over female authors.
But imagine how many masterpieces would be lost if some of these women didn’t find their ways to get published and respected all around the world.
Let’s face it, if it weren’t for Joanne Rowling, we would never experience the Harry’s, Ron’s, and Hermione’s magical adventures from Hogwarts. To do that, we first had to believe that behind these masterpieces is a man with initials J.K. She said by herself that she was afraid of her book being rejected by young male readers if they knew who was behind the typing machine all along. Sadly, but true, she was probably right. If male teenagers knew at the beginning who wrote it, they would most likely pass it because of the belief that the story might be about some cheesy love triangle in some story that reminds them of Sabrina. By just shortening her name, Joanne, or better known as J.K. got a tremendous success and the audience worldwide, and not to even mention the wealth she gained just after her first book was published. And do you know what happened after she announced her second book coming out? All the copies were sold even before they got to the stores. it seems to me that this was the good call, don’t you think?
But, besides her, who else made it to the Insider Monkey’s list of 6 female authors with male pen names and what were their stories? Click on the link and find out.