Bios: The Subtle Art of Bragging

I wrote the featured article for the 22 July 2022 issue of Funds for Writers, published weekly by Hope Clark, in which I offer tips on how to format a bio as a writer and what types of information should go into the summary. Below is a short excerpt.


Even if you sometimes suffer from impostor syndrome, your bio is where you have unfettered license to brag about yourself and your accomplishments. This does not mean, however, that you should list every publication you’ve ever been in or award you’ve been nominated for – even if you’re very proud of that essay contest you won in fourth grade. Such bios make you come across as unprofessional or insecure.

Read more in the online version of the Funds for Writers newsletter.

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