How do you look? To whom? If you're pitching to an agent, you only get a few minutes to impress that person. How you dress becomes important. If she sees you walk up to her table looking slovenly, you're starting from a disadvantage. You shouldn't overdress either. I attended a conference and one writer wore a suit, the only one in the building. His image indicated he tried too hard. You need to dress for context. I have a friend who writes Sci Fi. Being ex military, he dressed conservatively, clean shaven with a buzz cut. He studied his environment and decided it to change his look. He grew his hair to his shoulders and grew a Middle Ages looking beard. He sells books at Sci Fi conventions and his image fits in his crowd.
Especially for Writers
2 days ago