Writing craft

Crafting Your Author Bio

Cheri Cowell
Cheri Cowell

The one thing you will be asked for more than anything else is your author bio, and it could be the one piece of writing you spend the least amount of time on, but that is a mistake. Author bios speak volumes about us and a well-crafted one can mean the difference between a sale and a snub. Here are some tips to crafting a great author bio:

The first tip is to start a file. Read bios of your favorite authors, authors in your genre, and save them to this file. Highlight the good use of words, note how they promote their books, websites, and achievements without sounding self-righteous. Also note the ones that rub you the wrong way and why.