Top 5 Blog Posts: Pen Names, Literary Snobs, and New York Pitch Conference

Top 5 Blog Posts: Pen Names, Literary Snobs, and New York Pitch Conference

Since this blog’s launch on Feb. 15, 2014, I’ve published 70 articles on writing, reading, publishing, books, and movies. Hands down, the most widely read post is an article discussing the reasons why writers use a pen name.

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4 Reasons for Using a Pen Name: Why I’m Using a Pseudonym

4 Reasons for Using a Pen Name: Why I’m Using a Pseudonym

When my novella, “In His Corner,” is published by Lyrical Press, the book won’t carry my name but my pseudonym—Vina Arno. It’s going to be my first book-length work of fiction, so some people are asking: Why use a pen name? I’ll explain below. I also looked up other writers who used pseudonyms—from Agatha Christie to Stephen King—and came up with four good reasons for using a pen name.

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