HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
When writing an autobiography, you focus on three major things: who you are in life, what life
means to you and what your outlook on the future is.
"Autobiographies have been written since A.D. 400 when an early Christian leader, Saint Augustine,
wrote his." An autobiography is information about one's own life written by that one person. In it, it tells what that person's
life is all about. When writing your own autobiography, use interesting facts to explain as much about yourself as you can.
The first thing you do when writing an autobiography is start off with a lot of facts about
your life; for example, when and where you were born, where you live (city and state), where you go to school and who you
live with. You have to give a lot of information so your reader can clearly understand what is going on. Once you have written
this introduction, you are ready to start your first paragraph of the autobiography.
Who you are in life?
The best way to start an autobiography is to state your name. When you are writing
this paragraph, you usually explain the type of person you are; use facts about yourself such as: have you won any awards?
What types of awards have you won? Did you finish school? Do you plan on going to college?
What life means to you?
This is now your second paragraph. In this paragraph you should state how you see life--what
does life mean to you. Are you happy or sad? Do you have a lot of friends or just a few? How do you make your school days
go by? Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? What are your favorite places to go on dates? How long have you been dating? If
you are involved in a relationship, do you think it will last forever?
What is your outlook on the future?
In this paragraph you should explain what you think the future will be like. Pick a year
and explain how it will be but explain it through your eyes. Where will you be? How will you be living? Will
you be married? Will there be any kids? Who will you be married to? What is he/she like? How
long will you have been together?
The conclusion is the last paragraph of your autobiography and an important one, too. In the
conclusion you usually try to re-word the introduction and add some type of closure to bring the whole autobiography together.