Thursday, March 21, 2013

Love this!

Here's the confidentialy notice on an email from CuriosityQuills, a small publisher.

CURIOSITY QUILLS SECRECY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is top secret. Any unauthorized viewing, use, peeking or telling is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, SWAT teams are already on the way to cart you off to a detention center. Or, perhaps, a salt mine.

I love this. It's funny without being silly, and it gives me a real sense of the people working in the company.

Are you using every opportunity to showcase your voice?

Your email signature is the the first place to tweak.

What does the subheading on your blog say about you?
You know someone with "literary marauders" isn't going to be a stuffed shirt.

Show off ... gently!


Ali Trotta said...

This is fantastic. Honestly, I never considered using an email signature. But done like this? It's perfect.

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

It's also useful advice for twitter bios. I love a saucy twitter bio. I think mine needs some work.

York Lord said...

The actual subheading on my blog is "I'm York - and I'm a stuffed shirt." I'm now changing it. (The subheading not the shirt.)

Jennifer R. Donohue said...

Is it weird that I'm much more relaxed with bios and headers and things with my dog blog? With my writing stuff I'm just trying so hard to impress everybody (and don't have the dog pictures to carry it), I think I forget to be interesting sometimes. Oops.

Jane | @janelebak said...

I'm relatively sure that sharing their NDA (which is part of the protected email message) means the SWAT teams are on their way to you right now. Get your shark guns ready!

Janet Reid said...

Jane, the SWAT team is here, and they're pitching us their team memoir between shots of bourbon.

Terri Lynn Coop said...

My friend, and former blog mate, Amy Mullis has this ability in spades.

Along with her byline, check out her "About Me" in the right column and allllll the way to the bottom to the copyright notice.

She is the reason I got into comedy writing.


Sharon Bayliss said...

:D Thanks for sharing it. Yes, I love working with a publisher that has such character.