Define Yourself as a WriterFor the first day of this challenge, I want everyone to take a step back and define yourself as a writer. Don’t worry about where you want to be. Instead, focus on who you are, what you’ve done, what you’re currently doing, etc.
Name (as used in byline): Sonja M. Brow
Position(s): Assistant Librarian; Homeschool Mom
Skill(s): teaching, computer skills, creative writing, reading
Social media platforms (active): Facebook; LinkedIn; Google+; Twitter
In one sentence, who am I? Sonja Marie Brow is a pastor's wife, mother of six, and avid reader who loves Wyoming and her library.
These are some starter questions/prompts for defining yourself as a writer. If you have others, I’d love for you to share them in the comments below. The main thing is to start defining who you are as a writer, because it’s hard for you to communicate something you haven’t yet defined.
A few more things:
- If you haven’t already, pick one–and only one–name for your byline. As you’ll see throughout the month, consistency is an important factor in building a writer platform–starting with your consistent byline. For instance, I’m always Robert Lee Brewer, not Robert Brewer, not Bob Brewer, or whatever else people try to invent.
- Interests and accomplishments may lead you down an unexpected road with your writing. Be open to what you discover about yourself.
- In one sentence, who am I? If you can define yourself and your writing in one sentence, then it will be that much easier for you to build your writer platform using that mission statement.