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How Should I Choose a Pen Name? [Book Marketing Done Right Series]

You might be wondering why an entire blog article needs to be devoted to how to choose a nom de plume. If we don't overthink things, we could just choose something that sounds cool, right? If only it were so easy.  If you don't care whether anyone ever finds, reads, or talks about your book, the "whatever sounds cool" method might be an acceptable approach. Yet, if you want a pen name that truly works in your favor, ask these questions and do this research before you make a choice:

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"What should I focus on more right now? Finishing my book or marketing it?" [Book Marketing Done Right Series]

Marketing. It's the thorn in the side of every author I know. Begging for our attention, it pokes at us, often insistently, at unwelcome moments. It is sharp and tenacious enough to shift our headspace away from our delicious imaginations (because we'd rather be letting our characters play), and into the not-nearly-as-fun headspace of sensible practicality.

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