How to Write Life Stories as Play or Video Scripts
How to Write Life Stories as Play or Video Scripts, Biographies, Memoirs, Success Stories, or Novels: What steps to take in organizing and planning
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If you’re thinking of writing your life story as a play, or your own autobiography as prose, begin by condensing experience in small chunks or paragraphs as if you’re putting the details into a time-capsule. Use vignettes for one to three acts. Focus on how you solved problems, obtained measurable results, or reached goals. Emphasize how you overcame challenges or obstacles, and transcended or built upon past choices. The last act of the play needs to show your voice of confidence and resilience.
Write in short paragraphs and short sentences.
Give Your Characters Choices. Then let them transcend past decisions and move the story forward.
If you’re writing your own or another person’s memoirs for reminiscing, for closure, or as a way to transcend past choices and move on to healthier, higher approaches to your celebration of life, would you prefer to write a first person fictional autobiography, a specific stage-of-life event such as coming of age, or a true-life success story focusing on business or career choices?
Give your characters choices so they can solve the problems in your story, whether it's fiction or true life events. Familiarity sells in commercial autobiography. That's how you solve problems in writing. Can you offer various kinds of solutions to problems for readers or take your characters out of predicaments and dilemmas in believable ways?
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