How to Write a Biography Book about yourselfCan you write a biography book about yourself?
What are you writing your autobiography for?
Maybe you get the sudden impulse to write about what was happening to you in your lifetime and why it mattered so much to you. More surprisingly, you may also have an overpowering wish to ask your beloved ones to write the same thing about their being!
When you organise and caption your photographs, especially older ones, you will begin to assemble parts of the greater "history" of the life of your people. Every one of their life becomes like a huge jigsaw that you put together again. This is where I found her "Life Stories", which have either become clearer or sometimes..... much less.
They may have thought that you know someone really well until you find photographs that show a completely different part of their lives that you have never known. Immediately all these tales came out of her. Then she pointed to one image, and then to another, and told me all about it and why this was so important to her in her Iife.
Would it be out of the question for me to wish that we now spend our life writing down our histories in order to share them with others we will be leaving behind? What is the trouble with this wish is that many of us have never wrote anything that seems so huge. In my opinion, since possibly schools newspapers, delayed "catch-up e-mails" to remote relations are probably the longest things that many of us have been writing in many, many years!
Also, some are hiring a biographer to write it for them because it is often felt to be so much work. We' re probably discussing an whole book here. It could take a second life for someone who is not an expert author to write down everything that has ever occurred to him!
Mark-tawain obviously lived a brief, unattractive existence. He has only 736 pages of autobiographical information! He and his family had recently enrolled for a week-long group on the arts of memoir.
I not only didn't really comprehend what a memorandum really is, but it also came to my mind that something they learned could help my and my familiy to find this hidden "manual" to make this whole autobiographical thing a whole hell of a deal simpler. A biography is therefore a report on someone else's world.
We have all seen these massive thick volumes about someone who has had an influence in our story and about whom an writer has writ. However, when it comes to write about our own life, I have actually only ever read about two different kinds of books: an auto-biography and a memory. Isn' t a memorandum just an unusual emotive rendition of an Autobiographie that only celebrities write?
They don't have to be popular to write a precious biography, background story or memoirs. Everyone has many tales to tell with his or her relatives and loved ones. Keep in mind that story can only be written about wealthy or celebrity, but everyone is contributing to the story of the mankind in their own way.
You' re important to yourself, your families and your allies. But why don't you tell your story to current and coming generation, only that you probably wish your members of your families had been sharing their story with their coming one? While there may be a difference between a biography of a memory and an autobiographical one, the boundary between them may be blurry.
In my view at least, an author biography is about his or her own biography (unless it's ghostly for someone ) and it's about as many facets of that person's biography as he or she decides to be. The other persons and incidents are casual for the bulk of the letter. Special emphasis is usually placed on information on childbirth, marriages and deaths, along with many of the topic related topics.
I thought at that point that kind would tell me that a memoroir is just a concise autobiograph. Rather than writing your whole lifetime down in 500 pages, your whole lifetime would be narrowed down in a memory to about 200 pages, but with the same information.
Memoirs, although very autobiographic, are not necessarily like that. First and foremost, it can focus on the author's memory of one or more aspect of his live, such as travel, leisure activities, careers, core families, a particular parental, brother or sister, or other relatives or intimate friends. These are essentially'memories' by nature, regardless of what the reminders are.
Information about childbirth, marriages and fatalities can be readily ruled out, unless the author consciously strives for an auto-biographical history. That" Memoirs of an Invisible Man" was an amusing movie, but obviously didn't teach me anything about memoirs! So, a memoroir is more what we consider an auto-biography, but really without rules:
Theoretically I could write a whole series of memoirs dealing only with the holidays and journeys I have taken. Another memory could be penned about my memory of Christmas and other holidays or about my achievements and awards. Another one could only cover familiar tales I recall from my childhood.
Another different one could be about my friendship with Paul and Dave, two of my best ones for over 40 years. Indeed, they could be the main protagonists in the history, with my recollections of our common activity ensuring consistency. For many of us who were not even able to write one or two paragraphs, the lack of a mystery could only lie in the fact that the process of composing our autobiographies or "life stories" must begin as - One History, not Theory.
When you have trouble typing even the first phrase, the issue is probably due to this deep-rooted notion that you need to write about everything, or there is no point in being. Think about just one subject or event in your being. What is important to me about.......
Like and why I am feeling the way I do........ None of the issues I have proposed will necessarily be contained in a memorandum. Several of the subjects in the mailing lists could not find your approval. These are only subjects that many want to take up, and the mailing lists are only intended as suggestions for subjects about which one can write.
How can someone choose which of these possible themes to add to your memoirs? If someone didn't pay attention to being selected, I asked myself, he could end up covering so many subjects that he could just as easily write a full biography - from the moment of the baby to the present day. A way to choose what to lock in and what to lock out is to choose who to write a memorandum for and why it is important for you to write it.
If you write for yourself, such as cathartheses or therapies, you may select one topic, but another when you write to record your own lives for coming generation. Obviously, the responses to these issues differ from individual to individual and possibly for the same individual at different periods of time.
So, if you select several themes, my next thought is how to organise them. What will you decide for yourself to do? Selected themes may or may not be in chronological order. However the subjects I have included are probably quite accurately in chronological order, at least within each general subject area.
If possible, the general themes will also be arranged in chronological order. When different themes are happening at the same time, like careers and holidays, I have to choose what comes first in the whole thing, unless I choose to write the whole thing in something like HTML to get to any theme.
These is an advantage of typing for a website or blog, both definitely looking at posting opportunities. Readers can skip from subject to subject at will, instead of sticking to their own order. Of course, this is only the point of departure when you write your "Life Story".
" But I do hopefully it at least gives you cause for concern that each of us can write about our own lives. You don't even have to be renowned to be fit for your own book, but with the possibility of a memory, you don't even have to write about your whole lifetime, like most covers in an autobiography.
I wonder if the best times that ever occurred in your whole lifetime will one day be the ones you took the sweet times to write them down. Did you always want to write about your "life story"? And if so, tell me what you want to write about and what you have achieved so far.