Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Helen Sedwick

Pen names, also known as pseudonyms and noms de plume, are more popular than ever. Like brand names, they are designed to be catchy, memorable and suited to the genre. Writers switch genders and nationalities. Plain-Janes leap into exotic personas. X-gens with hyphenated surnames opt for something short.

I am often asked if using a pen name is legal. Will a writer be accused of identity theft and fraud? Will he be sued if he uses the name of a real person?

Using a pen name is completely legal. In fact, it is often a wise business choice. But writers should take a few common-sense steps to avoid confusion and protect their rights.

Why Use a Pen Name?

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Read the full article HERE!!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Should You Be Using a Pen Name? by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer
  2. 16-24-Year-Old Readers - Porter Anderson
  3. Your 10 Point Website Check Up: Tip #23 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book - Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
  4. Novel writing tips | How to explain your story without using backstory
  5. Julie Musil: Audiobooks: How To? Interview With A Narrator
  6. The Write Conversation : How Flabby Prose is like Flabby Arms—Plus 6 Tips to Get Your Writing in Shape
  7. A Powerful Tool to Curate and Create Great Content that Google Loves
  8. Secrets to a Powerful Blog Post
  9. Plugging In To Your Peeps: Author Platform Expansion - Where Writers Win
  10. Fiction University: Blessing Or Curse? The Modern Writer’s Dilemma
  11. 5 Things Literary Writers Can Learn from Sci-Fi Writers | LitReactor
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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