I’ve been trawling the endless collection of twitter descriptions provided by their users, noting that there is a restriction of 140 characters.
How do you sum yourself up in 140 characters?
I don’t think I can, so we tend to put down a few catch phrases, something that will draw followers. I’m thinking the word ‘aspiring’ will be my catch word.
I’m aspiring to be a writer, or is that author? Is there a difference, like for instance, one publishes ebooks on Amazon, one publishes hard copies in the traditional manner?
Is there a guide to what I can call myself?
Quite simply put, but in more than 140 characters, married happily, two wonderful children, three amazing grandchildren, and a wealth of experience acquired over the years.
Actually that sounds rather boring doesn’t it.
Perhaps it would be better if I was a retired policeman, a retired lawyer, a retired sheriff, a retired private investigator, a retired doctor, someone who had an occupation that was a rich mine of information from which to draw upon.
Retired computer programmers, supermarket shelf stackers, night cleaners, accounts clerks and general dogsbody s don’t quite cut the mustard.
I have also become fascinated with the expression ‘killer biography’. Does it mean that I have to be a ‘killer’?
Better than the self confession above. Should we try to embellish our personal history in order to make it more appealing?
It’s much the same as writing about daily life. No one wants to read about it, people want to be taken out of the hum drum of normalcy and be taken into a world where they can become the character in the book.
And there you have it, in a nutshell, why I write.
I want to escape the mundanity of everyday life, and become something, someone else, and, with a little luck I want to you, the reader, on the ride with me.