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 myself by not using my real name on things I am very proud of. Thoughts?
I am struggling with the same choice for the same reasons - keeping private and public life separate and putting down my honest thoughts. If one would write a blog critical of society, it would be scary to write your own name - but at the same time somehow dishonest since people would not really know what your credibility is. I also indulge in subjects like philosophy and poetry and would not necessarily like everybody to know all that about me. I suppose the answer is to have more than one platform
by John Coviello4 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...
by The Write Life8 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...
by Geri McClymont14 months ago
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a pen name as a writer on HubPages (or as a writer in general)? Also, does using a pen name impact your ability to defend/claim your work if it's stolen?
by Kelly Kline Burnett6 years ago
One of my favorite childhood authors - Taylor Caldwell, IF I remember correctly was a female who chose a male name.Any other examples?Is this deception or just good branding?
by Steve Andrews6 years ago
I just checked my traffic and have 1030 views from Facebook in the last 7 days. I always share my new hubs there and I think you will agree from my latest traffic figures that it has been well worthwhile doing this!
by kims30037 years ago
Many writers have suggested I change my pen name to open up more opportunity but I can not figure out how to do so. Could you please help me out. Thanks so much!
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