Stuck Writing Your Author Bio? Try The (Totally Not Serious) Author Bio Generator

Some brilliant, amusing writing here from Helen, on Journey to Ambeth…so I’m reblogging.
If I ever get my act together and actually publish that book I will bear this in mind.
Enjoy and thanks to Helen for her great post.
Dorne x

Journey To Ambeth

Aren't I fabulous and interesting? I’m so fabulous and interesting.

So I’ve been noticing a trend recently of, shall we say, somewhat overwrought author bios, in which every detail is teased into something magnificent, a picture of a life fabulously lived. I realise that there are, in fact, authors who do live wonderfully exciting lives but I also seem to remember a time when it wasn’t really important to know about it. A time when an author bio was a few lines at the end of a book, photograph optional, and usually read something like: ‘Author X was born in Wiltshire, and still lives there with her husband and three sons.’ Then, if Author X had written other books/and or won awards, these would also be listed. And that was about it. (I’m basing this on the very scientific research of spending time perusing my own bookcase and reading famous author bios, so you know…

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3 Comments on “Stuck Writing Your Author Bio? Try The (Totally Not Serious) Author Bio Generator

    • You’re very welcome and so right about the author bios. We’re not all super stars and don’t want to be. But, there does seem to be some competition, to be amazing.
      If I ever get published, or self publish I will be the boring one!
      Thanks for getting in touch and the laugh. Have a great weekend yourself. x

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      • Yes, so true that we’re not all super stars. The stories we write should be enough, shouldn’t they?
        And I’m sure you aren’t boring at all! Thanks again x

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