mandag den 26. juli 2010
One of the great things of rubbing your shoulders with creme de la crime is that you learn so many useful tricks of the trade. From my friend Elizabeth Spann Craig I have learned that a real, professional author has to have new headshots taken once a year.
Dear me, mine are with my old glasses so yesterday I asked my children to help me a bit. They did their very best, I can assure you, and now I want you to vote for the best shot. Which one should I use in my brilliant crime series?
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Dorte - Those are all great 'photos : ). When your novel is done, you will be all ready for the publicity part of it.
LOL. I vote for the one at the top of this post.
Great photos, looks like you were having fun (hopefully not for too long as you need to get back to writing). I like them all but the top one is probably the best to use for promoting brilliant crime novels.
These are wonderful!! And you look so much happier than I did in mine. :)
They're all really good. The lighting is probably the best in the last one, but the second one is really good, too!
Beautiful photos, but I guess I'd have to go with the first one.
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I am so happy that you appreciate all my children´s efforts. And in those surroundings, how can you be anything but happy, Elizabeth :D
Bernadette, you are a real slave driver! So perhaps you don´t want to see the story I wrote today as part of my usual procrastination?
All fine and very usable but I like the top one - I think your face in part shadow adds an air of mystery, perfect for an author of crime novels.
I do like the one that you chose with the landscape for your new Blogger profile. However, the one with the oddly encroaching beard is full of fun, not to mention, a mystery man!
I did some recently and I found it painful. Whereas you look to be having fun.
Tracy and Clair: I certainly believe they are more suitable for a mystery than for anything more serious, and the bearded mystery man is my son :D
Patti: perhaps because I thought of it as having a lark and didn´t realize until afterwards that I had a series of ´perfect´ mug shots.
So now I just have to find an editor who is blind or crazy. LOL
They will just spend lots of money on a photographer for you and present you with a photo that doesn't look like you and that you hate. ; )
The one with the beard.
How fun! I think they all look great, too, but I vote for the one at the top of the post.
Witch: it might not matter that the picture doesn´t look like *me* - if only it sells books. With the raging cultivation of youth, I have considered sending publishers photos of my daughters.
Kelly: oh, I am so relieved every time someone says it is fun. I have been a bit worried people were taking this post seriously ;)
My ten-year old son took the photo of me on my web site, bless him.
I disagree that you should have new head shots done each year, noooo, shamelessly use old ones that make you look young and glamorous (-: ....(if I had daughters I'd use them!)
Vanda: oh, I have a really great one then - a 15-year-old professional shot. But perhaps my glasses will look slightly outdated?
You just tell them you're sylishly retro - all the best people are going retro nowadays (-:
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