Not sure if this is the right place for this question but something I've been wondering is how do people decide whether to use a pseudonym or not. I read somewhere that a lot of people who have a presence online other than as a writer use a pseudonym to separate them from their other online persona. I work as an Engineer but I have a presence in some professional forums as myself so I was thinking as a writer whether I should use a pseudonym and I was just wondering what other people felt on this. Also my real name doesn't sound very author-like so I think it'd be better if I did change Do other people use pseudonyms? If so how did you decide what to use?