For a bit of light relief at Christmas, you could try this exercise I put together for the writers I work with. We had a lot of fun with it:
Pretend you’re writing the author bio for your first novel or short story or poem. You’ll find an author bio in every book and it’s a little known fact that, although the bio is written in the 3rd person, the writer usually has to write it themselves. It can be serious or not so serious. Naturally, I like the funny ones best and I’ve included some of my favourite examples below. Several of them are by Terry Pratchett, because he is the KING of this.
Author bios tend to follow a rough pattern: