Is an Author Pen Name for You?

Is an Author Pen Name for You?

When a writer is considering making writing a career, one thing they might consider is whether they want to use a pen name. A pen name, or pseudonym, is a fictitious name, or alias, used by an author to conceal their identity from readers. Some people, or organizations, such as Amazon, or your publisher, will need to know your real name to pay you, but for the most part, you can conceal your identity.

Note: If an organization specifies that you must use your legal name, please follow the law and do so. This isn't something you need to risk legal action or jail time for.

In today's blog post, I will give you four reasons that you might want to consider using a pen name and four tips to help you pick the right pen name.

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