Why don't HubPagers use their real or pen name? When they write a novel - by werdz52? spYkeDriver?
Why not use a constant name and plan on a future of being a novelist? This would be a way to build a fanbase from the beginning. Why even create a pen name? (Like Mark Twain.) To avoid any taxes on royalties from your writing? They find out your real name eventually when you get famous (notice I use the word "when..") It seems I've made a grave error by just being... me. The nerve I have, eh? Breaking tradition and all the rules... again!
They can't really avoid the taxes because they have to report their real name along with their pen name. To sign up for AdSense or any other program, you have to give them your SSN and that has to match the name on the checks (or direct deposit, etc). So unless they're real criminals and created a complete new identity (with a falsified SSN), the IRS will still get their cut. I'm sure they have their reasons for creating a username other than their real one or writing novels under a different name, but I'm sticking to my real name.
In my case, I don't want just anyone on the internet to know my real name. Even if by some miracle I became a famous writer, I would try very hard to keep my true identity a secret. Although, as you point out, that would be near impossible in this day and age. In my opinion, success would be great, but fame would be a curse.
I'll take that chance (knowing the odds are astronomical.) However , I did a lot of stage time and comedy show producing in the 5th largest city - Phoenix. Didn't even bother with hiding from the beginning. thx mgeorge.
Google: i could have died sjs
by Imogen French 4 years ago
Is it best to use a pen name or your real name on HP, and how easy is it to change your user name?I am considering a change of name here on HP, and wondering what the implications would be. Has anybody done it, or have an opinion about it?
by Erica Sanchez 4 years ago
What does your pen name mean and why did you choose it?Well My pen name is bellawritter23!Bella as we all know Beautiful in Italian....My grandfather would call me his niña bella, so it kind of stuck as I grew. Writter.... with a double tt because hubpages would not allow me to duplicate a pen...
by Susan Zutautas 6 years ago
Pen name or real name?When replying to a comment and you know the authors real name do you use their real name or their pen name? Authors: Would you prefer people to use your real name when they know it or would you prefer them to use your pen name?
by Elizabeth Fairweather 8 months ago
What are your thoughts on this? I do use a pen name and I'm really torn about it. On the one hand it's convenient so that my private/public life are kept separate and I find I don't have to censor myself while writing. On the other hand, I sometimes wonder if I am not cheating...
by John Coviello 5 years ago
I am considering publishing a novel under a pen name. I'd like to set up author pages where it is published. Where can I find a legal photo of someone else that I can use as the image that goes with my pen name author profile? Thanks!
by The Write Life 18 months ago
Is is ok to change to a pen name on your account? I have articles on niche, not sure if it changes anything as far as that goes. Just making sure it does not throw the proverbial "wrench in the works'' Hope everyone had a good weekend happy Monday fun day to all.
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