Sunday, August 9, 2015
Writing seminars and readings over the last few weeks sparked my thinking about the differences between our identities:
I'm preparing to give a workshop on this topic in October at the Rivers of Ink writing conference, and worked up a little graphic.
Seeing the characteristics of each facet laid out like this helps me sort out the challenges - and opportunities - inherent in moving from one part of our professional life to another.
When I'm writing, I love the inconsistency of it all. When I'm authoring, consistency comes forward. And when I'm reaching out to an audience, it's important to be predictable.
Do you move from one persona to another? Is your transition easy or difficult? I'd love to know what you think.
Elizabeth Fountain is the author of An Alien's Guide to World Domination and You, Jane. She blogs at Point No Point and you can find her author bio, books, and appearances there, too.