What Is a Pen Name?

Secret identity or marketing strategy — you decide

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Since the dawn of time or at least since people began writing books, authors have used pen names.

But what is it? And why would anyone not want their real name on their books. I decided to do some research and figure it out.

What Is a Pen Name?

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Usually writing or taking pictures — remote worker and part-time freelance tutor, editor, and writer. Following my dream to be an author

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Usually writing or taking pictures — remote worker and part-time freelance tutor, editor, and writer. Following my dream to be an author

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