One of the articles was on whether or not to choose a pen name. There are many reasons to choose a pen name and, for several authors, the idea is appealing. Many of the ideas I hear expressed from wanna-be writers were listed in this article...as bad reasons.
Hiding your identity, according to Author House, is a bad reason. While it is appealing to think that you could write something and no one would know that you wrote it, it's a little immature. You should be willing to stand behind your work.
Picking a cool name, according to Author House, is also a bad reason. Unless you really know what your are doing, the name that sounds awesome to you may not sound awesome to the general population or it may not sound awesome for very long. So, again, if you are going with a pen name just for this reason, that is also a little immature.
|[A random photo I took earlier this year.]|
If you do pick a pen name, Author House offers these 5 tips (I added punctuation), "Keep it professional. Make it genre-friendly. Make it reader-friendly. Make it pronounceable. Make it unique."
P.S. If you want to read Author House's own articles on the subject, below are the 2 addresses to find them.