SPA Girls Podcast – EP120 – Should You Use a Pen Name?
This week our topic is whether or not to use a pen name. Choosing the name to represent your writing career might seem like a simple decision, but there’s actually a whole host of things to think about when you consider what name to use – from marketing, to reader expectations and even cover dimensions – and it’s not just which name sounds the nicest.
Authors have always had pen names and in the Indie environment, it’s not uncommon for an author to be managing several. We discuss our own decisions regarding pen names, why we chose the names we did, and the things we had to think about before we made the final decision. From websites to domain names, choosing the right gender for your genre, and even a couple of rants from Shar thrown in for free, this is another thought-provoking episode.