I’ve been doing book reviews and stuff, but I’m about to have my first real published work.  It’s not that big of a deal…just three articles in the Dictionary of Bible and Western Culture, but I’ve got this existential problem: how do I sign my name?  I figure I’ve got three options:

Benjamin C. Blackwell
B. C. Blackwell
Ben Blackwell

I know if I were doing the proper academic thing I’d do one of the first two, but they sound so impersonal. Should I just grow up and use the full one or what?

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