A pseudonym is when an author publishes a book under an alternate name. Some authors publish everything under pseudonyms, some use a different one for different genres, sometimes it's a man's name, sometimes a woman. There are so many different reasons an author might use a Pseudonym to publish there books, so this week we're discussing our thoughts on the topic.
In today's world I think it's hard for a writer to use a pseudonym. With everything so internet based people have an easier time of linking all of the names of one author back to that person. So I think it can be a good thing to use an alternate name to branch into a new genre, but once that's done I think it makes sense to acknowledge your other pseudonyms.
Personally I don't really mind either way. If an author uses one (or more than one) name to publish, so what. It can make it difficult at times to follow an author that you really like, so I can see a downside, particularly for the reader.
As a writer, I can see the appeal of writing under a pseudonym. You can choose to be whoever or whatever you want! It's part of the appeal of writing in the first place.
This post is kind of a ramble, and maybe it doesn't make sense, but I find pseudonyms interesting. What do you think? Do you care one way or the other?