You may be surprised to learn that “pen name” has its own pen names—nom de plume, literary double, alter ego, alias, and pseudonym. Whatever you call it, there are many reasons why a writer might want to use a pen name. And unlike the name you were given at birth, you...
Indie authors sometimes self-publish under a pen name or pseudonym in order to protect their identity, avoid overexposure, or create a better association between their name and their work. An author’s real name might not fit his or her genre, or it may be a very...
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