Ahem, excuse me, writers? I have something rather delicate to discuss with you.
How’s your website going? Brand new design eh? That’s great. Just got a new commission from a popular magazine? Awesome.
Still using that same old headshot? You know, the promo shot your sister took in your backyard with her old digital camera? Or that arty one your photographer mate took with you looking pensive in a fur coat?
I see. Well, I just have to get this off my chest – stop using them. Writing doesn’t sell itself. If you want to be taken seriously as a professional writer, then make sure you look professional while you’re doing it. Image matters, whether you like it or not.
This doesn’t mean you have to ditch creativity in your photos. Just make sure you look presentable. Some smart clothes, lick of face paint or a bit of brylcreem through the ol hair-helmet would be a great start.
Just a thought.

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