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  1. Terri

    Terri Senior Member

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    Writing a bio

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Terri, Mar 3, 2011.

    How do you write a bio about yourself when you've not been published? I've nothing to say other than I've been writing for years & hope to become published some day...
    HELP!
     
  2. Elgaisma

    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

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    Look at author and agency websites they have them on - it is to give them an idea about how to promote you.

    Mine goes something along the lines of:

    I am a thirty-four-year-old Mum of three young children. I have always loved a good story but had never dreamed of writing. It was a snowy night in February 2010, when I sat down and doodled a picture of Prince Angus. Angus let me tell his story - no one was more surprised than myself to have the first draft of a novel a couple of months later. Thanks to some teenage friends who encouraged me and more experienced writing friends - I rewrote it, edited it and turned it into Someone Else's Life. Since then other characters and plots have come into my life and I am addicted to writing.
     
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    In bio do you mean the back of your book or a entire book about yourself? Unsure of the term.
    Thanks
     
  4. Terri

    Terri Senior Member

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    That's great!!! I was told to add in about my blogging, but what do you think of that?
     
  5. Elgaisma

    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

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    Anything that tells the agent or publisher something about your personality - what you have to give, what they can use. If you like blogging that is useful for marketing - I also include a short paragraph about my blog, website and public speaking. I couldn't find my actual biography lol can't remember what I called it.

    It's all relevant to how you can market yourself and they can market you.
     
  6. Terri

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    Gotcha. That makes sense. Thanks so much for your help!!
     

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