View Full Version : Different names? Different genres?

08-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Are agents turned off by a writer who writes multiple genres and age ranges? (From kid to adult).

Is it okay to publish it all under one name?

08-09-2014, 10:41 PM
No; most writers I know write in many different genres and demographics.

Depends on the genre, your writing style, the publisher, what the agents/editors think, and your choice.

If you write, let's say MG Fantasy and want to write a smexy Romance, it might be best to come up with a pen-name for one. But if you write Fantasy throughput children's and adult fiction, then it might be fine.

If you're planning on trade publishing, wait until you have an agent/editor and speak to them about it.

Siri Kirpal
08-10-2014, 02:13 AM
Sat Nam! (Literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)


Works in one genre may attract readers in another genre if you keep the same name...unless, as noted above, one of your genres is a no-no in one of the other genres.


Siri Kirpal

08-10-2014, 03:05 AM
Thank you. :) I am actually published in the romance genre and have planned on keeping that 100% separate from everything else. Not having to come up with multiple pen-names for other genres is very helpful.