Obituaries Written Respectfully

Posted by: Birgitte  :  Category: Creative Nonfiction

If you’re writing an obituary, it means someone died. Probably someone you loved or cared about deeply. While this is probably not the happiest time for you, writing a summary of this person’s life can be inspiring and beautiful.

Here are some great tips:

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Autobiography How-To’s

Posted by: Birgitte  :  Category: Creative Nonfiction

Since man first learned to communicate, we have heralded our stories in the form of autobiography. From the cave drawings that told of successful hunts, and the Viking rune stones that many times amounted to nothing more than a permanent declaration of “Olaf was here,” to the ballads that chronicled our lives and deaths, we have danced with a deep and persistent desire to tell others who we are. With the development of writing, that need found expression in an explosion of work.

Here’s how to create your own big bang:

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Biographies That Aren’t Boring

Posted by: Birgitte  :  Category: Creative Nonfiction

What is a biography?
A biography is a written account of the events that make up a person’s life. When said like that, writing a life story may seem as exciting as doing your taxes, but written correctly it can be an enthralling and interesting read. More than just a compilation of facts, a biography is frequently slanted toward a theme that answers pointed questions like, “Why is this person’s life important?” or “What can this person’s life teach us?”

Writing a biography takes a bit of skill and a pinch of art; seasoned with creativity and organization.

Read on for well-seasoned advice on non-boring biographies…

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