Why Numen and Genius?
No, I am not self-identifying as a divine spirit or a genius. This is my subject matter. As in: Is there a divine spirit? What is is it like? What is genius? What does it mean to be human?
Also, Alexis Seay is my pen name.
Why choose a pen name?
To put one’s thoughts out for the world to see can be a bit brutal at times. It’s said that you haven’t made it until you cause a significant number of people to become so angry with something you’ve written that they will search you out to tell you so. So, I figured that when I see someone praise “Alexis Seay” as a wonderful, creative writer, I can say to myself, “Oh, that’s me!” And when I see someone take her down in a troll angry rant I can say, “Oh, that poor woman.”
On the other hand…
While a pen name adds a bit of emotional security, the one thing I’ve learned in life (and on the internet) is this: Safety is an illusion.
So, if you are going to write, write bravely.
And, today is a good day to get started.
Thanks for stopping by.