Have you ever watched the cable show What Not to Wear?
It's a show where the couple above teaches others what clothes looks good on them. On every show that I've watched, they've told people over and over that how they dress projects an image of who they are to the world. So . . . if you dress sloppy, people see you as someone who doesn't care about appearance. This may ripple into other areas of your life. People might think you don't care about your work, your family, and etc.
So this made me wonder . . . have you ever thought about how people see you through the written word? You know what I mean, your blogs, short stories, novels, even emails--every written word posted, published or emailed must say something about you.
If your blog posts are constantly about how depressed you feel others might see you like this:
If your short stories are dark your image might look like this:
If your emails are in ALL CAPS, PEOPLE MAY SEE YOU LIKE THIS:
And novels . . . what do they say about the writers?
In this modern day and age, you would think people could separate writers from what they write.
What do you think? Do you think readers form opinions about writers by the books they write?