Biography, The Story Of A Life

When writing the story of a person's life one must follow certain rules and procedures to make sure that their account of the subject is either a true and proper life diary or a glossed over version to mask certain details of a person's life for whatever reason.

Of course, it all begins with the person's birth and the circumstances they were born into. A relatively small part of the story should be about their immediate family and family tree. This, though not proportionately large, is the foundation of the story, the genesis if you will.

Early childhood and childhood experiences are also very important in so far as they are character building and can add some humour into a sometimes boring monologue.

Education is also an important inclusion into any biography. Readers often would like to know what, if any, education the subject received and whether or not he or she distinguished themself in the academic arena.

To this end sporting achievements are also very important in the overall scheme of things. Australians are a very sports conscience culture and we do take note of sporting achievements no matter how trivial they may seem.

Relationships should be dealt with in one of two ways. Either be brutally honest and completely factual or gloss over certain personal facts so as not to offend the person or their family and friends.

Long term relationships and marriage should be highlighted but short term ones should be avoided unless they resulted in pregnancy.

Career details are also very important. Be the person self employed, a top executive or a normal worker. The story of a person's working like is vital to any biography.

If the person has passed away then the research for a biography will be much more involved than if they are alive. Sites like are always great sources of items like obituaries and death and funeral notices.