Experts such as Matthew Levy reckon your bio is the most important document you will ever write. A bio is useful for a host of reasons such as applying for a job, publishing an article or guest blog post, general networking etc.
I'm not a big believer in "story starters". I believe that the best ideas are living inside you. Your challenge is to dig them out.
Do the writing only you can do. But every writer gets stuck from time to time so I've included a few ideas to jump-start your imagination. You might try to write about: Are you a middle child? Did you ever get in trouble?
Did you ever have to go to the hospital? You can write about: Give yourself permission to write badly! A writer's notebook gives you an easy, informal, no-pressure way to start thinking about a topic.
Great for brand-new "seed ideas". Sometimes I'll get together with a friend to kick around an idea I'm thinking about. There's a little danger here--if you talk too much you can talk the mystery out of an idea.
I have found that a little talk goes a long way. Lists are a great way to gather material. The idea is to generate ideas. Don't worry if some ideas are better than others. And don't worry too much about getting the ideas in the right order.
You may have done this before. Put the main idea in the center, and make a "spoke" for each connected idea. I find this idea very helpful for writing stories. Jot down when each important event happened. Now, where do you want to start the writing?
At the beginning of the timeline? Give yourself three minutes to write three ideas on three different topics.
Great for generating ideas. Give yourself a short amount of time five to seven minutes to jot down ideas, words, fragments related to a topic. If you doing this right your pen should never leave the page. One friend of mine calls it "Hot-Penning".
Let your pen go wild. Later you can go back and circle any parts you want to use. I don't use each one of these ideas each time I write! You will probably find that some of these ideas work better than others.
You will have to try them out and see which ones work best for you. But revision is more than just a way to fix a broken piece of writing.
It's also a way to honor a good piece and make it even better. Here are some ideas to experiment with: Publishing Your Work You don't have to have a book in the bookstore to be published. Getting published means "going public" so your words and ideas can be communicated to many different readers.
Here are some ideas for how you can do that--I'm sure you will think of your own ways.Meetings of the Washington Biography Group Meeting regularly since The meetings of the Washington (DC) Biography Group take place one Monday evening a month, September through May, at the Washington International School, Macomb St., NW, Washington, DC (between 34th St.
and Connecticut Ave). Show Me the Money: Tips and Resources for Successful Grant Writing Many educators have found that outside funding, in the form of grants, allows them to provide their students with educational experiences and materials their own districts can't afford.
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If the "Return to [Menu]" link doesn't take you back to where you started, simply use your browser's "back" button! Preface. I created Writing About Art as the text for a course of the same name at The City College of New York.
The book explains the different approaches college students encounter in undergraduate art history classes.
Each chapter outlines the characteristics of one type of visual or historical analysis, and briefly explains its history and development.
Writing a biography is much more than recording facts. Good biographies make people live, highlight their accomplishments, and present the puzzles of their life. Researching and writing it can be exhilarating and intriguing, and open up other subjects and interests for future projects.
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