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5 Questions that Will Help You Write a Better Bio

Bios are an essential element of a professional’s marketing efforts. Whether you’re an author or artist, a bio provides a brief overview of who you are, who you create for, what accomplishments you’ve made and what you’re currently promoting. A good bio doesn’t just establish credibility with its reader. It allows them to connect with the heart behind the person and their work. It’s more than a rap sheet of career highlights. It’s an opportunity to share the “why” behind what you do. Below are 5 Questions that Will Help You Write a Better Bio by getting to the “why.” What are you most passionate about? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make? What’s the best compliment you received from a fan? Or what is the best compliment that you could receive from a fan or someone who you’re making it for? Where do…

Recent Work: Leagues Article for Gradient.is

I was so happy to write about the new Leagues’ album, Alone Together, for Gradient.is. The article published today — and the album released today! Here’s a snippet: Leagues frontman Thad Cockrell told Jeremy Lutito (drummer/programmer), “‘Man, I don’t think this record’s right. I’m not having any fun.’ I know what Leagues is, part of what we are trying to do is to go around the world and put off joy explosions. If you’re not having fun in the making of something, there’s no way in hell people are going to have fun when they listen to it.” Click here to read more.

Recent Work: NIV Devotional Bible for Women

I’m thrilled to announce I’ve had the privilege of joining amazing group of women writers (two of my favorites, Margaret Feinberg and Annie Downs!) as part of NIV Devotional Bible for Women: Fresh Insights for Thriving in Today’s World. It’s scheduled to be published by HarperCollins Christian in September of 2015. Editor Angela Scheff has been tremendous to work with. I’ll have several pieces in the Bible, but if you’re hanging out in the Chronicles, I’ll most likely see you there. 🙂 I can’t wait to see the final product! Here’s a bit more about the project: The NIV Devotional Bible for Women brings the voices of bestselling female authors such as Naomi Zacharias, Alyssa Joy Bethke, Caryn Rivadeneria, Enuma Okoro, Kathy Khang, Laura Ortberg Turner, Margaret Feinberg and Annie Downs to you in a devotional format. With a foreword by Shauna Niequist, this Bible is designed around the special concerns, interests and needs of…

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