The internet, especially social media, seems to be full of headlines or strap lines such as-
You won't believe what happened next…
See what happened when…
Who would have thought what could…
And I like the fact that people have realised the world is more interesting with words. As someone who writes a lot, I think that simple, interesting stories can transform other parts of the internet, and the world around us. And it's got me thinking about how I present things such as my photography and Kindle books to the world. Adding my own story to the photographs or the books gives some context, some background and some interest to what I present.
I can now see photography as a story. "See what happened when one photographer…" is a far more interesting piece than just uploading photos to social media - no matter how good the photos are.
Presenting my books with the context behind them of how I ended up writing them will mean more to potential readers than telling them it's good or great or interesting or any other description I could come up with.
So, off the back of this enlightened thinking today, I'm looking at re-writing the blurb on Amazon for my two current books and adding to the introductions for both. I think that anyone browsing through Amazon and coming across my books would be more interested in whi ive written them than a synopsis of what the books are about.
So here goes. I write them because-
I'm sick of dealing with estate agents that aren't very good at their jobs.
I think I can do better.
I want to help people to help themselves.
I think that there is a better way than how houses are currently bought and sold.
I think that consumers should know more about the process.
Watch this space, and I'll update you on my progress.