Part of being a writer is self-promotion. Part of that is simply getting your name out there. With that in mind, I'm curious as to why more members don't use their name on the forum. I've seen some good writing here, and if I'm cruising Amazon, for example, I'd be more inclined to buy if I recognized the name (and had positive associations with it) from here. I chose to use my own name with the above in mind, and now I feel a mite self-conscious about that choice--have I committed a faux pas? Perhaps I should have picked something safe like DarkLord420, or Vampire69. ; ) Of course, the irony is I've decided to publish under a pen name 'cause my book has lots of hot alien sex and head explosions and is NSFW, i.e. safe to have associated with my day job. Just curious.