Two years from now.
Imagine how successful you will be, what you will be writing, the kind of audience you will gather, the names in your fan club, and how people will look at you.
You need a writer’s statement because you want to focus on you career.
- for which age group to write (MG, YA, PB, NA, Adults)?
-what will you be writing (realistic, historical, fantasy, science-fiction, etc.)?
-And in which category will your writing fall exactly (prehistoric, contemporary, women fiction, magical realism, steampunk, urban fantasy, etc.)?
If you want to write for different audiences, make a writer’s statement for each one of them. Try to be as focused as you can, and start your career with one.
Also, focus on yourself:
-why do you write?
-what is your style?
-who are your favorite authors?
- Who are you trying to emulate?
-Compare your style to a famous author’s style.
-What qualifies you to write what you write (hobbies your practice, ethnicity, globetrotting, work experience, relatives going through something similar, etc.)?
-What are fun things about you (hobbies, quirks, history)?
-What are your credentials (groups you belong to, publication in magazines, books sold, conferences you might have organized, workshops, podcasts, vlogs, education, internships, etc.)?
A writer’s statement not only helps you focus and ginf your niche, therefore your audience, a writer's statement also helps you explain to people who you are, what you stand for, and why you are in this business.
This will be very handy when you want to:
-talk to agents and publishers
-find your audience
-market to a genre or a niche
-book a place for a conference
-talk to librarians
-visit schools, etc.
It helps you market yourself.
So, what will you include in your writer’s statement?
What do you think I missed?
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