Wednesday links: Pseudonyms and reading habits

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

1. When Your Book is Not Your Book, from Writer Unboxed: Authors who write within multiple genres will often choose to use a different name within each genre. This tends to be a good thing, as it means readers aren’t expecting the same type of writing from a fantasy novel as they experienced from a romance novel. But it can be a bit difficult for the authors themselves to adjust to seeing their work under a different name. Excerpt: “It won’t have my name on it. Instead, it’s being released under a pseudonym, and this feels both tremendously odd and totally like the right choice.”

And a bonus: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers, from Book Riot: Not at all related to advice regarding writing, but instead some advice on how you can make time for reading. Excerpt: “People often say to me, “I don’t know how you make time to read.” I admit, it takes a lot more effort than it used to now that I have a full-time job, two young children, some gigs on the side, and a busy social calendar. But if you love books, you find time.”

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