It’s pretty awesome having a hand in creating something that finds a life of its own. That’s kind of the ultimate aspiration for most creative-types (well, and finding a way to earn a living from that creativity) and I feel like I’ve had more than my share this year.
I’m participating in this year’s Pitch Wars, a writing contest hosted by the fabulous and kind Brenda Drake, and last week I put together my own “Mentee Bio,” inspired by the various participating mentors. A couple other authors (specifically, Phil Stamper and Keely Hutton) did the same, and today the concept took off, with nearly 50 writers participating at last count. There’s even a Twitter hashtag: #PimpMyBio.
Author Dannie Morin has taken on the task of compiling a list of Mentee Bios. If you’ve written one, be sure to add yourself! I spent a couple hours watching Home Alone 2* and reading other authors’ bios, which was fun and educational. It’s humbling to be among such talented, passionate people.
It’s a shame I must destroy you all.
* Watching Home Alone 2 as an adult, I’m awestruck by the number of times those burglars would be dead. I mean DEAD.