8 steps to rewrite your bio

A well-written bio does more than list your accomplishments. It makes readers curious.

Performers, like most artists, have great life stories that support their professional accolades and accomplishments. But too often, their bios are an exhaustive fact list of past teachers, workshops and concert performances that are irrelevant to most audiences. Killer bios require two key points, first facts and second your story. Facts establish your credibility, then your story makes a personal connection.

Your bio is not merely a record of the past. It should function as a call-to-action, inspiring the reader to do something with the knowledge (ideally hire or at least contact you). Here is the opening paragraph of flautist Tim Munro’s web bio.

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