I have a short novel I'd like to publish; as it's written as a first-hand report on a disaster of sorts, I'd like to publish it under the name of the main character to add to the immersion factor. Three basic questions about this: how do I assure that the copyright is still filed under my name? Are there any general rules to follow when publishing under a fake name? And, lastly--this one's a little petty--is this a dumb idea? I'm beginning to wonder if it's worth the extra effort.