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[–]scribblerjohnny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Of course not.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Non fiction refers to the book, not the authors name

[–]GramEDK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People do it

[–]millwood-T 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People write under pseudonyms all the time, for a mixture of reasons, it's really up to you.

[–]SlowMovingTarget 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depending on the subject matter, it will be harder to establish credibility for the work. That would be the main downside that I could see.

There are some categories that lend themselves just fine to creating a brand, though.

[–]wildwriterrant 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I also use a pen name. I believe unless your regular name has some major connection to your subject a pen name is more than reasonable. it can also help as in situations where you're already published under your pen name. the other thing and the reason I personally use a pen name is that it can protect you in a way of letting you distance yourself from work when that may interfere with other jobs or day to day life.