Jun 12, 2014

When You Write a Book, What Will Your Biography Say?

I have heard that there are people that write their own obituaries just so they know that it is done right. My thinking has always been that it really won't matter to me anymore so I don't care if it is right. Say I was  a stripper or a pole dancer...it will be fine. 

But if I ever write a book, that will be another matter. I want my biography to say something about me that makes my readers laugh AND want to read my book. Why would I write a book if no one read it?

On my left sidebar the Amazon ad contains some of the books that Amazon recommends as being outstanding. One of those books is called Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) (available on Amazon here.)

I loved the title so I had to take a look at the review and then I went on to read some of the reader's comments. It appears I need to buy this book for sure.

At the bottom of the Amazon book page was Ransom Rigg's biography. It made me laugh...notice that he had been complaining about the heat pretty much his whole life. Still he decided to make southern California his home. But if he lived in Oregon or England,
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
 (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
 
he could complain about the rain so I guess complaining is the point. But I digress....

I like his idea of a biography a lot...this guy has a very unusual way of catching your interest.

Biography
Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida, where he spent his formative years making silly movies with his friends in their various backyards, snorkeling, and complaining about the heat.
Ransom Riggs (doesn't like the heat!)
He studied English at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles. He makes films you can watch on his YouTube page: www.youtube.com/ransriggs. 
He enjoys traveling to exotic lands and complaining about the heat. 
He would like to thank you for reading this short biography.
The best part of it all was when he said "Thank you" for reading his biography. He used almost 85 words so was very difficult you see.  Now, if you ever write a book, what will your biography say?

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5 comments:

  1. I too love his biography. Now, let's see yours for your yet to be written book!

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    1. Coming soon to your local retirement blog.

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  2. Laughed at the biography!

    So, when is your book coming out, Barbara?

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    1. Not anytime soon...I have too many things I like to do and sitting at my computer FOREVER is not something that is calling my name! Besides that, I have not written my biography, don't have a title and the beginning,middle and end are as yet unplanned. Yes it will be a while!

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  3. An artist biography is important for any artist to have, as it showcases who they are and what their art is all about.See more artist biographies.

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