Hi I was just wondering what are the disadvantages and advantages of using a pen name in writing, or using your real name? Say your book was a real success, then you wouldn't want so much publicity... but if your book was published but just another book on the shelf people would think you were a bad writer. So there's my problem. I think if my book was published I'd like to have a photo on a 'about the author' page, so even if I used a pen name my family and friends would still know. What do you think?