Challenge: Write the bio you want to see on the dust jacket of your next published book. Your publisher will specify the length but, for our purposes, you have three paragraphs with no more than one hundred words in each paragraph. If it’s a book of poetry, it would make perfect sense to write the bio in poetry and you have only three stanzas with no more than ten lines in each stanza.
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Len Maxwell is an enigma to everyone who doesn’t know him. Once you talk to him, he’s completely understandable because he’s the original nice guy who will give you anything you need if you just ask. He has nearly every hand tool ever made and will lend them to you if you ask. He’ll also show you how to use them if you don’t know how.
He’s written almost anything you can think of. Starting with romance novels, he moved on to children’s books and stories along with parental advice articles. When he started writing for the adult market, he wrote many political satire pieces. For several years, he worked as a volunteer editor for several Web sites and then as a professional editor for a literary agency and two major publishing houses.
Giving up his professional writing career, he began writing strictly for fun, primarily on Gather.com where, for the past two years, he has served as an editor in the Gather Writing Essential group. When you think of a writing group, you might think about ten or twelve people sitting around talking about their work. Nope -- the Writing Essential group has over 5,200 members and Len does his best to get every one of them to write to their potential.
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Yes, I know, that last sentence is somewhat self-serving, but the challenge was to write what I wanted to see on the dust jacket of my next book and that’s what I want to see.
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