Why Do Authors Use Pen Names?

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Have you ever wondered why do authors use pen names?

There are a number of reasons why an author might choose to use a pseudonym, and in this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common ones.

Some authors do it to protect their privacy, while others may feel that their real name is not well-known enough or does not sound “professional.”

Whatever the reason, there are many famous authors who have used pen names throughout history.

In this post, we will take a look at some of them and find out why they made the switch.

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How Many Pages Is The Average Novel?

Among the most common questions that most authors or aspiring authors ask is how many pages is the average novel. 

How long should their story be? How can they make sure that it’s the right length?

Well, all of these questions can go a long way to determine if the author will stand out in the publishing world, or if their work will fall to the wayside.

So, how many pages is the average novel?

The answer, unfortunately, is not a simple one.

There are a lot of factors that go into how many pages a novel will end up being.

Some novels are very short, while others are massive tomes that take up an entire shelf.

But generally, the average length of a novel falls somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 words. 

This is about 250 to 375 pages, depending on the size of the book and the font used.

Of course, there are always exceptions to this rule. Some novels can be much shorter, while others can be much longer. It all depends on the story being told and the author’s own style.

But if you’re looking to write a novel that falls within the average range, then these are the approximate word counts you should shoot for.

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What Does It Mean To Publish A Book Serially?

When most people think of publishing a book, they think of doing it all at once- writing, editing, designing, and releasing the book to the world. 

However, there is another way to publish a book- publishing it serially.

So, what does it mean to publish a book serially?

Serially publishing a book means releasing it in installments over time. 

This can be done in several ways- you can release a chapter at a time or release a set number of pages at a time.

The idea was invented by Charles Dickens- he published his novels in installments in magazines. 

This way, his readers could read the story as it was being released and wouldn’t have to wait for the entire novel to be published before they could read it.

Nowadays, there are several ways that you can serially publish your book. You can release it on your blog, on social media, or a dedicated website. 

You can also release it in print form, either as a traditional magazine or as a chapbook.

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What Is The Purpose Of Creating Tension In A Story

One of the most important aspects of writing a story is creating tension.

Tension helps to maintain engagement for the readers as well as makes them want to know what happens next!

But what is the purpose of tension in a story?

What are its benefits? 

In this blog post, we will discuss the purpose of tension and how it can help your story reach its full potential.

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What Is The Difference Between A Board Book And A Hardcover?

Do you know the difference between a board book and a hardcover?

If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Many people are unsure of the difference between these two types of books.

In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between board books and hardcovers so that you can make an informed decision about which type of book is best for your needs.

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Prologue Vs. Intro: What Is The Difference?

Prologue vs Introduction: what is the difference?

When you are writing a story, it is important to know the difference between a prologue and an introduction.

A prologue is often used to set the scene or provide a backstory, while an introduction typically introduces the characters and plot.

In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between these two types of opening paragraphs, as well as when it is appropriate to use each one.

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How Many Pages Is 20000 Words In A Book?

“How many pages are 20000 words in a book?” It’s one of the questions we get to hear all the time.

The number of words of course affects the length of the book, which in turn may affect the price and sales.

And so, how many pages should you expect a 20000-word book to be?

Using standard font, margins, and spacing, a 20000-word count will result in about 40 pages. This is of course if you’re using single spacing. If you use double spacing, that would approximately be 80 pages.

In other words, a 20000-word book is not too long, and would likely fit comfortably on your shelf or within your carry-on luggage.

While the number of pages in a 20000-word book is important to know, don’t get too caught up on it.

The most important thing is that you’re writing a book that’s enjoyable to read, and one that will engage your audience from start to finish. And so, whether your book is 40 pages or 80 pages, make sure the content is well-written and engaging.

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