Show Notes for Episode 63: Pen Names – Why and Why Not?
How to Write Fiction: When is a pen name or pseudonym in fiction writing a good idea? Can it be bad for your career? And how?
There are many good, valid reasons for having a pen name (or several!) and we discuss these. There are good reasons to not have one either. So how do you know if it’s right for you? How do you know if it a pen name will help your sales instead of hurting them?
In this week’s episode, I (host, Rebecca Galardo) discuss the pros and cons of pen names with Holly Lisle, as well as learning from the mistakes she’s made over her almost 35 years in writing.
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MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
- FREE COURSE: Write Flash Fiction that Doesn’t SUCK (affiliate link, supports the podcast!)
- Submit to have your work read on the 2019 Halloween Flash Fiction Episode
- 2018 Halloween Special: Listener Edition
- On Writing by Stephen King
- Become a Successful Indie Author: Work Toward Your Writing Dream
- Jon Anthan
- Theodore ‘Ted’ Sturgeon
- Kate Aeon (Holly’s romance pen name that didn’t work out)
- How To Write A Series (affiliate link, supports the podcast!)
- Create A Character Clinic (affiliate link, supports the podcast!)
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- Credits: Producer – Rebecca Galardo. Sponsor – Holly’sWritingClasses.com. Intro written by Holly Lisle and performed by Mark Hermann. Our podcast is 100% free and sponsored only by Holly’s Writing Classes.
2 thoughts on “Episode 63: Pen Names – Why and Why Not?”
You are both adorable!
Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience!
I really haven’t found a use for a pen name, and especially in the romance genre i think some of the more obviously contrived sounding ones are a hoot!
Your friend 🙂
My favorite from when I was a kid was Nina Bangs LOL!
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