Sir William Russell Flint, RA,
sanguine on English India paper, c. 1840.
That model looks like me in the morning before I've crawled out of bed and had that first cup of coffee.
Every writer should have a short and snappy bio on hand.
A good exercise in judicious selection of the facts.
Tone depends on the project.
I noticed bios included at the end of the funny and satiric collection Did You say Chicks?! - while furnishing some or all of the standard resume information ( credits, occupation, location, education, marital status, off-spring and/or pets) - all provided an irreverent take on at least one of the above.
In bios, it seems one should conduct oneself accordingly. Whether it's mystery, raunch, literary or whatever, suit the mini-bio to the subject.
What Comes Around:
James' new book, The Writing on the Wall , is due to be released by Wild Child Publishing soon or tomorrow. James not only produces edge-of-your-seat prose - he's one of the best at plot and pace - the book has an absolutely killer cover. (You may have to scroll down to last Monday to see it.)
Groaner Q & A:
This one's for Jaye...
Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?