Need to write a bio? Use this.

I grow weary of hearing people talk about how haaaaaaard it is to write a bio. Weary, I say! Let’s settle this once and for all.

Here’s my bio (well, one version of it) — followed by a fill-in-the-blank Mad Libs-style template. Please add your own personal flourishes and use it however you like. Enjoy!

My bio:

Alexandra Franzen wants to live in a world where emails are short, love letters are brave and every “thank you” note is scribbled by hand.

A sought-after writing instructor and communication specialist, she’s been spotlighted on The Daily Love, The Daily Muse, MindBodyGreen, Fast Company, Forbes and The Huffington Post.

When she’s not scribbling up a storm, you can find her re-reading the collected works of Oscar Wilde, watching obscene amounts of television without a trace of shame, and optimistically checking her mailbox for brown-paper packages tied up with string.

Her first book — 50 Ways To Say You’re Awesome — hits the shelves in October 2013.

Learn more about Alexandra — and check out her current projects — at

Your turn! Fill in the prompts:

{Your name here} wants to live in a world where {describe the kind of world you want to live in}.

As a {your job title here}, {he’s / she’s} been {spotlighted / featured / showcased / honored / applauded} on {list of blogs / websites / podcasts / theaters / art galleries / places that have recognized or shared your work}.

When {he’s / she’s} not {describe whatever your normally do}, you can find {him / her} {describe whatever you do when you’re not doing … that}.

{His / Her} {first / next / latest / recently-released} {book / program / project / collaboration} — {title of your new and cool thing} — hits {the shelves / airwaves / silver screen / internet / an inbox near you} on {date}.

{Discover / learn / explore / find out} {thing} at {your website here}.