Writing your Author Bio
Who are You?
Ask around, it seems most of us are aware of our bios being out of date. But talking about ourselves is not something we do so well. There are also a lot of rules, guidelines and suggestions covering everything from word count to first or third person.
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Not only is it useful to know what you need to include in an author bio, it is also useful to see examples of how your vital information should look. This article will cover both what you need to include in your author bio and some examples of tight professional bios.
Writing a bio is hard.
You have to knock ’em dead with two or three dazzling sentences that show you’re a likable, credible, and accomplished expert.
When readers read your bio, they must believe you’re the answer to their prayers — a superhero who will swoop in and solve the big problem keeping them awake at night.
Unless you’re one of the household name authors (Steven King, JK Rowling, Malcolm Gladwell), most people buying your book will not know who you are.
So how will they learn about you? And why is this even important?
That’s what this chapter will explain: how to properly write your author bio, and why it’s so important.
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