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  1. wolfi

    wolfi Contributing Member

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    Working on a project

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by wolfi, Jun 28, 2011.

    So I'm workin on a project that for now i want to keep secret and I need an about me, now I'm unsure on how to write it, is there any rules on about me's and can you give me some tips on what to do and not to do? (EX: Talk about my 3rd cat named Bob 8 years ago)

    If it helps any it involves a "job" but I'm not getting paid or anything

    If you need to know what the project is I guess I can show it but I'd rather keep it under raps in till I think its reddy to be shown
     
  2. WriterDude

    WriterDude Contributing Member Contributor

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    First of all, there are no rules in writing. If someone say there are, break the rules and be happy about it.

    Second, a lot of books have a section about the writer(s). You might use them for inspiration? But a general idea is to write a quick version about yourself. It only needs to be a single paragraph. Mentioning past experience like other books, articles etc you have published is great, but some mention their family status, where they live and so on as well. It doesn't matter, really.
     
  3. andeee

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    You might write about your cat named Bob - if your story has a lot to do with animals. ;)

    I suggest working in a little bit about you that reflects on the piece.
     
  4. Bobbyking

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    You can also start by writing something close to your heart; things you cherish and enjoy... It can give you a lot of stuff to write.
     
  5. Mallory

    Mallory Mallegory. Contributor

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    You could say how you get inspired, or give a tip to aspiring writers.
     
  6. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

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    Talk about how you got started writing or what inspires you, and what you like best about writing.
     
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    But just like Gandhi, you should learn the rules well, the better to break them.
     
  8. WriterDude

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    How can you learn the rules when there aren't any? ;) Other than grammar, spelling, punctuation and so on, of course. They should perhaps not be broken.
     

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