On Writing

What Writers Wear

Get this shirt on Zazzle!As writer, knowing how to dress is nearly as important as knowing how to spell. In this era of social media marketing and personal-branding affecting a credible look has taken on increased importance. These days, writers are as likely to be judged by their profile images as their words, however, few receive positive comment on their sartorial prowess and those that do fail to recognize the sarcasm. Here are some tricks:

Dress to Depress

Wear black ? once a defense against ink stains (and wine, for that matter), it also evokes clich?s of coffee houses and berets, which are useful cultural shorthand for ?You don?t want to talk to me.? No one takes up writing to improve their social life, so let your clothes do the talking and get back to work.