Tip of the Week October 5

The Tips are back! Along with questions. I have a fun one for tomorrow. Now, on with the tip . . .

Tip of the Week: Get a decent publicity photo taken.

It's a simple thing. Stand in front of a solid back drop and wear a solid, collared shirt. Get your friend or your spouse or a professional photograher or someone to take at least 1 roll of photos or if using a digital camera a minimum of 36 of the highest resolution shots. Pick the best one, and voila!, you have a headshot. This useful little photo can now be used on all sorts of promotional material such as press packets, school visit brochures, websites, and the like. What they should not be included with are your submissions. As an editor, I don't care what you look like. I care about your writing.


Anonymous said...

Question on point of view: A previous post reminded me of a book I read by Gail Carsen Levine - Fairy Dust and The Quest for the Egg. I found this book truly entertaining and well written, but did notice the viewpoint shifted around all the time. We could see into basically everyone's mind.
What do you think of this writing style?

Bernita said...

Thank you.
Writers tend to think about photos for the back cover and forget the other uses and advantages.