Staking a claim on my literary name

Well, I mentioned yesterday that I have a brand-new twitter handle, and that’s just a part of what I’ve been doing to finally ‘stake my claim’ to the name Chris Kelworth around the internet. Generally, I’ve been following the checklist laid down by Lani and Alastair on the rather staticky podcast episode Storywonk Sunday: Cuddling Afterwards. In addition to the twitter username change to @ChrisKelworth, I have:

The idea is to establish yourself in all these places where potential readers might be looking for you, before somebody else comes along and takes the same names – or if you find that one of them is already taken, you want to find that out as soon as possible so that you can make alternate plans – whether that’s changing your pen name or signing up with a variant and beginning to promote that address.

If you’re an author or a writer, have you done any of these things to claim your name? Tell me all about it in the comments.

2 Responses to Staking a claim on my literary name

  1. Trisha says:

    I’m not an author, but I do have a Twitter account with my name in it. Not my full name though. just first name and middle/surname initials. I haven’t done the FB thing yet… Putting it off till i have something published. i.e. self-published 😉


  2. Debra S. says:

    Good planning. I have purchased a .com in my name and I have a twitter account already. When I go to host my .com it will come with an email account, so that’s good. Right now I’ll keep using my wordpress blog.


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