I've published few poems but I'm ready to publish books. I heard few stories bout using real name and how scary it could get. To the writers, would you use real name or pen name? What do you think is best?

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My friend Elizabeth Sharp did a post on this a couple of months ago. You can see it by clicking here. :)
I thought she did a great job and discussing pen names vs real names. And she gives her own experiences as well.

Jordan Butcher
The Ink Puddle

I've read several blogs on this and I can see the pros and cons of both ways.  I think the decision comes down to what the author is most comfortable using.

I can see the advantage of using a pen name to protect an author's privacy, but my belief is if someone wants to "find" their favorite author there are always ways to do it. Another pro of using a pen name is if someone is going to write in different genres and he or she wants to keep their fans separate. An author who writes children's books might also like to write romances, so using different pen names is practical. I've chosen to use my real name. My debut novel is a mystery/thriller, but I'm in the process of revising the first manuscript I wrote, which is a tragic romance/family saga. I'm a fiction writer and will most likely stick with that genre, so I don't see the need for a pen name. Plus, I want my readers to associate one name with all my work.

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