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Expellibramus Thu 05-May-16 16:47:07

Hi, does anyone have any idea please on what might be expected from a '200 word bio' for a writing competition? I'm wondering if they're wanting the third person 'Expell lives in Timbuktoo with her two parakeets etc' type thing or would that be a bit 'I think I'm an established' author just for a competition? It's worse than the actual entry itself grin

MissBattleaxe Thu 05-May-16 17:44:51

Look at some author bios online on Literary Agents pages. They're often self written in third person, so try that.

"Expellibramus lives in the countryside with 8 dogs and a goldfish. She enjoys knitting voodoo dolls and has been writing since she was 2." etc, that sort of thing.

Don't be shy.

Expellibramus Thu 05-May-16 18:25:30

Thank you smile those are the types of things I've been looking at (or even the ones in the front of books) but was having a 'who do I think I am writing like I'm an established author' type of moment!

Expellibramus Thu 05-May-16 18:26:06

ps. how did you know I liked knitting voodoo dolls? grin

MissBattleaxe Thu 05-May-16 18:39:07

Many people have to write them before their books are even published and it is very cringey, but it's like doing a CV. It's always hard to big yourself up, but do it you must!

PS I just KNEW about the voodoo dolls! grin

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