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Pen Names: How and When To Write Under a Pen Name

10 videos by Dean Wesley Smith, award-winning writer under more pen names than he can count.

Dean Wesley Smith talks about how to chose a pen name, when it is good business, when it isn’t good business.

Some of the topics in these ten videos include copyright, how to get paid, when to put your ego away, what genres to write under pen names, and a ton more.

These ten videos may help you make the very personal decision as to what name to write fiction under.


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Dean Wesley Smith
Dean Wesley Smith

With over seventeen million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.

Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.

He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives on the Oregon Coast with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at www.deanwesleysmith.com


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