One of the many assignments in creative writing jobs is the request to write a one-page bio for clients. Though the job may seem simple enough, just one page, but think about the long term effects it will have on your client. A bio-page has to be given your utmost attention and focus and you may require several hours to produce an acceptable piece of work.
So the question is how long do you need to write a one-page bio? Generally, clients would think that one or two hours is adequate for you to come up with something. But if you value your work and services and hope that word of mouth recommendation would lead to more creative writing jobs and assignments, than I suggest you be honest with your client about the actual number of hours you will need to produce a good result.
Generally, five hours is a fair number for a writer to complete the job. Set aside one to two hours interviewing your client and getting all the details. Then there is the creative process to take into account too. Yes, your mind needs the creative juice to churn out ideas and work with words and adjectives. Writing is very much like a sculpture's job. The finishing can tell you how much time has been invested. Do not be tempted to profit from quantity rather than quality. If I can use an analogy, the night market in many cities is full of mass-produced figurines that nobody wants to buy, because you can tell that not much focus and attention to details have been given to the work.
When you have three hours after the initial interview with your client, you have time to tinker with the ideas and play around with words and concepts. Dissecting your ideas in a dozen different ways will result in a natural flow of process which leads towards the bio page taking shape. This way, you will stand a better chance of producing your best work with a great piece of writing.
Most people think that writing doesn't need to take that long. Yes, the physical process of writing a one page bio doesn't take long to complete, but writers know that creativity is the process that requires more time to take shape. That is the main reason many people outsource their writing needs to professional writers who have the natural ability and skill to create a good piece of work. So for writers like you, that is good news because with more and more web pages and blogs being created daily, the need for creative writing jobs is ever more increasing.
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