How to right a story about yourself
Life Story Quotes (100 quotes)
Personal Information: write about yourself in English & writing paragraphs
Putting Yourself in the Story
When authenticity and vulnerability are the current gold standards of writing, how much of you must you give to your readers? I am a very private person. My most popular stories on this platform are memoir: the time I met my favorite rock band, the time I was on TV. Even in factual articles I have found that some personal detail inevitably finds its way in. The story that got the most responses many of them off-Medium, through text messages or even actual face-to-face contact was where I talked about my depression. I wrote this by accident — I had intended to write about musicians and depression, after the death of Frightened Rabbit front-man Scott Hutchison. However the words that came out were all about me.
The Writing Cooperative
Luckily, this form is an ideal medium for beginners, as well as those hoping to get back in the writing saddle. It allows you to dip a toe into the vast ocean of literary creation without drowning, while also challenging you to be effectively concise. If you'd like to download our free checklist on submitting your writing, skip ahead to the appropriate section below! Otherwise, read on. Short stories are a highly respected form in the literary world. Many writers, like Sylvia Plath, began their careers by writing short stories. You may or may not be hoping to make a name for yourself in fiction.
For love and honor? What drove me me to spend months doing nothing else but researching and writing the story of my father a few years ago was the notion that he was a man who lived a good, honorable life before it was cut short by cancer, raising his family without scandal or hurt; and for that, I thought, he deserved to be recognized. That was my why. And I said as much in the introduction to his story. Never would he have imagined that one day people would be reading about his life, but they did. That was my reward — along with the wonderful bonus that in the process of writing that book I learned more about him than I ever would have otherwise. Especially when it comes to writing about someone else, you have to be true to yourself and the degree of your motivation before you get started.
Many people have a story to tell. If you are just writing for your family, that story might be different than if you were writing your story to be read by the general public. If your life was a harsh one you may not want to include the real names of the people involved. You may also want to consider whether your life story could be written as fiction. Write down everything you can think of that you want to include in your life story.