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2013 Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market, 38th Edition by Mary Burzlaff Bostic

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THE ART OF WRITING

Bios, Blogs and Statements

by Lori McNee

For many artists, facing a blank page is more intimidating than starting a new canvas! Nevertheless, besides your creative skills, writing is the primary basis upon which your work and intellect will be judged in the professional world and on the Internet. The importance of writing skills isn’t limited to bios, blogs and artist’s statements. It’s also important for e-mails, brochures, sales materials, grants, presentations and even social media. Writing is an art form that artists can work to master, and it is necessary for a successful career.

Many of us have happily forgotten our lessons in English classes that were filled with confusing grammar terminology. Do we really need to understand ...

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