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Given that I have written a few erotic / porn novels now, what are the chances that it will impact my mainstream writing career later? Even if I do write using a pen name, will people be willing to accept it?

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    If you use a pen name, how will they know? – Kit Z. Fox Nov 30 '15 at 18:31
  • Good Point .... but lets say .... if it comes out accidentally .... – srini Nov 30 '15 at 18:34
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    I'd certainly consider the possibility that someone will figure it out sooner or later. Lots of people have gotten burned because they assumed that no one would ever know they did X because they took some steps to keep it secret. – Jay Nov 30 '15 at 19:39
  • Nobody cares, really they don't. – user11233 Nov 30 '15 at 23:54
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Anne Rice wrote four erotic novels using pseudonyms -- Exit to Eden under the pen name Anne Rampling and the Sleeping Beauty trilogy under the name A.N. Roquelaire -- and they don't seem to have hurt her career.

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Kind of depends on what you want to do later in your career. For instance if you want to write something about the church, your erotic novels might stand in your way. But as a novelist, I doubt they will have any negative effect on your career. Especially if you support them yourself. People wouldn't care if they enjoy your novels. It's not like you killed someone.

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