What gives you the right to write this book? A question that often puts the under-confident writer off writing in the first place. But what gives anyone the right to say you can’t write a book?
What expertise do you bring to the writing of the book? The information you complete here will go towards your Author Bio – an important tool when promoting your book.
Here are some questions to get you thinking – jot down words as you think of them, they don’t have to be finely crafted ideas just yet. At this stage, we just need short, sharp ideas. We’ll flesh it out later.
Not all questions may appear relevant at the moment – but give them all a go and see where it leads.
What subject do you know that 90% of people around you don’t? e.g. a person, place, organisation, culture, craft, music, art, etc…
Who do you admire?
Who are your role models?
Who inspires you?
Write a list of jobs you’ve had.
What hobbies and activities you enjoy?
What are you qualified in?
What was your childhood like?
Where did you grow up?
What obstacles and hardships have you overcome in your life?
What triumphs and achievements are you most proud of?
When you work through some of the further posts and information on author bios and marketing, have this list of handy, it will come in useful.