We take great pains choosing the perfect names for our characters, but what about picking the perfect name for ourselves?
There are many reasons you might want to publish under a pseudonym:
- You want to keep your writing secret from people who know you IRL.
- You want to be easier to find in search results (e.g. if your real name is common or associated with another business).
- You want to branch out into a different genre.
- You want to create a new persona.
- You don’t feel your real name reflects your personality.
Reinvent yourself! Rewrite your backstory! You have your permission.