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Thread: a pen name for each genre?

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    a pen name for each genre?

    Do any of you have this problem?
    A half of you believes that the purest art form is writing that doesn't dive into the depths of unreal, the other half loves to image wildest things... and each of the halves write their own stories.

    Should a writer use a pen name for one of the genres if he/she wants to write literary/mainstream novels and also dark/urban fantasy novels (but with a literary twist)?

    Should one do it so that the readers aren't confused?
    I can imagine loving a horror novel by John Doe and buying another of his books, only to find it's a historical romance and feeling disappointed.

    Or is it just doubling the PR work you and your representatives have to undertake?
    Last edited by goldmund; 11-08-2011 at 03:16 PM.

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