Monday, March 26, 2012
Better writer if you use your real name?
Well, the topic on most of the posts is that authors who use pen names don't produce as good quality of work as those authors who use their real name.
See, I told you, kinda controversal, and that's why I don't want to call anyone out.
I can raise my hand and proudly tell you I use a pen name. And I don't think if I wrote under my real name, would it make a difference in the books I present to you. I use a pen name for the safety of my family. Have you read Tamaria Soana's newest book, Obsession? You just never know who is behind that avatar. Sure, I'm not one of those famous authors, but still, you just never know. When I first started writing, I always knew I would have a pen name. I thought it was what most authors do. However, there are some who use their real names, and that's fine. The question is, why does that make them a better writer then me?
The article tried to claim that if writers use their real name, its their name on the book, and they want to make sure it the absolute best it can be. Lacey is my name. Its another part of me and if I put something out their that says Lacey Wolfe on it, then I want to be proud of it. My editor and I word hard to get my books to their absolute best.
Now I want to know your opinion. Pen name vs. real name. Does it really make a difference in your writing?