but people have many reasons for not wanting to use their actual name on what they write. unless they want to ‘make a name for themselves’ and/or get into professional writing, surely an email contact should suffice?
Yeah that is what I mean about “serious about writing,” I guess, like you want to write for money, which is def. a crude measure of seriousness. I just want to know who people are esp. if their writing is appearing elsewhere, to link it together in my mind.