I’ve been working on my website tonight, and for the life of me, I cannot formulate the words that I want to write about me. When my book is published, I’m trying to imagine someone picking it up and reading the inside flap about the me, the author! What would I want them to know?
I have looked at several websites of very well-known authors and each of them are different, yet they do have one thing in common, they have a story about how they became a writer. As for me, writing just soft of fell in my lap. Do I say just that?
Any advice or comments would be very helpful tonight…
It sounds like you’re an innate writer: You didn’t really set out to *become* a writer; you just *do it.* And while it’s perfectly fine to say that, it’s not very revealing of who you are—which defeats the purpose of an “about me” blurb.
So maybe instead of trying to emulate others’ stories about how they became writers you could instead focus on why you write. Is it a means of emotional release? Does it help you focus or relax? Does it make you happy, or give your life a sense of purpose and meaning?
If you’re still a bit stuck after that, try coming at it from a different angle. You could talk about where you grew up and how some of your early experiences influenced your interest in writing (maybe a particular teacher turned you on to it?). Or, you could talk about the process of writing your first book. Was it easier than you’d thought? Did you encounter any setbacks of amusing pitfalls?
Hope that gives you some food for thought. But no matter what you do, stay true to your voice—and keep writing! 🙂
Isabella Louise Anderson says
Thanks for your comment, as it soothed my insecurities, because I really am not good at talking about myself. 🙂
Have a good day!