May 31st, 2010 in Writing
A biography is the account of a person’s life written by another person. An example is ‘Life of Johnson’ written by Boswell. An autobiography is the story of a person’s life written by that person. An example is ‘My Experiments With Truth’ written by M.K. Gandhi.
Autobiography writing tips
Write in the first person. We have seen that an autobiography is the story of a person’s life written by that person. So it should be written in the first person.
Use simple language. Make the story as interesting as possible. However, in a bid to write an interesting autobiography you shouldn’t deviate from the truth.
If you are writing the autobiography of an animal or an inanimate object, you should try to put yourself in the position of the animal or object you are writing about and imagine the things it would see, say or think if it were alive.
Do not make the animal or object say things that are illogical or impossible. For example do not talk about the death of the animal. How can an animal write about its death? In short, the animals or objects should hear and say things which are natural and possible.