With the popularity of the internet and social media, the lives of the famous people are out in the open for the knowledge of the world at large. This is what perhaps inspires writers to try their hand at composing biographies. Writing a biography does not mean to merely pile up the events and details of an individual’s life, one after another, it is something like threading each single bead carefully, so that a beautiful necklace is the final result. Andrew Curran Wesleyan the dean of arts and humanities in Wesleyan has done a commendable job in his work of biography written on the French philosopher Denis Diderot.
Biographies can be identified into two types: one which appears on referral publications and those that are released as books. Constructing a biography involves a lot of responsibility and dedication, the following steps will give an idea of how that ought to be done. As the book works further, the author will need to create scenes that engage the reader, and make him/her feel a part of the narrative. The success of any biography comes when the reader is able to empathize with the central character.
Step #1 : Choose your Subject – in order for the biography you write to be a best seller, the subject has to be someone about the masses wants to know eagerly. A celebrity, a political leader, a philanthropist or even a person who has been involved in a lot of controversial incidents, should be a good subject to work on. Also it has to be someone about whom you can find enough information so that you can pen it down.
Step #2 : Research – you can only gather information about your subject when you conduct a research; the internet is your confidante in this case. Read about your subject from whatever you can lay your hands on, old magazines, newspapers, books, and as already mentioned, the internet. The more you read , the more vivid your understanding of the character is developed.
Step#3: Outline your thoughts : just like before constructing a piece of architecture, the blue prints are made to stay as a rough sketch for what is going to be built, similarly, put your thoughts into a rough outline. This helps you to organize your information and serves as a guide when you start the actual draft of the work.
Step #4 : Write an Introduction : every work of literature has to have an introduction that tells its reader what they are in for. This has to be an engaging one, the moment you need to seize to create an interest, so make sure it is impactful. Also when required the author needs to exercise his discretion to eliminate the boring things as also the You could choose to start with a quote which is in line with the inherent personality of the subject.
Step#5 : Build the Body: this is where you put in all the information you have come across, narrating one story after another and linking them with your creativity. The authors are taking this to their advantage and writing the biographies that sell like hot cakes. However, not all of them are able to engage the readers too well, because after all, there are a set of stock principles which when followed obediently, make a biography successful.
Step#6 : Conclusion: any good author like Andrew Curran Wesleyan will make the conclusion as impactful as the introduction. It is your ultimate chance to leave a lasting impression on the reader’s mind, and the place where you give a final thought on the way the subject has conducted him/herself.