Authors and writers have their own websites which include their biography, a catalogue of their works with reviews and comments, as well as links to their social media, blog and places their publications are being sold online. This is especially useful in the world of publishing and establishment of a fan base.
What are you trying to accomplish with your personal website? Design is easier when you begin with a goal in mind (heck, almost everything is, for that matter). Bearing that in mind, you should take some time to figure out what you want your website to do for you.