By selecting the option of writing for publication I chose to construct a section from a biography. A biography is simply the story of a life. This means you can write a story about an object’s life such as a building or you can write about the life of a person. Biographies can vary in size; they can be pages long or just a few sentences. Short biographies tend to tell the basic facts of someone’s life and its importance. Longer biographies still include the basic information but are written in more detail, either way it still provides a great story. Biographies can be about famous or ordinary people. Many people prefer to read about famous people but reading about someone you didn’t know can also be interesting. I chose to write about an ordinary person. The aspect, which I concentrated on, was when he was 19 and attended university. The biographies main focus is on how the character fulfills his dream and then soon af
Before I began writing I had a read through a few examples of biographies so that I could get a general idea of how they had to be written. I quickly found out the difference between an autobiography and a biography, which many people tend to get mixed up with. With the task focusing on one section of their life, a decision had to be made on which part would be written about. The language used in biographies can vary depending on the type of biography written. To give the piece a bit more feel expressive language was also used. For example "People walked past my door, smiling, laughing and going on with their lives like there was nothing wrong". For example stories from their childhood through to present experiences. By having the main purpose of inspiring the reader it caused the biography to show a down point in the persons live and how they never gave up. I quite enjoying writing and had never attempted to write a biography so I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity. The purpose of a biography is to entertain the reader with the story of another person"tms life. The person in the biography I wrote was an example of an inspiration story for the reader. The section which I wrote about though would definitely appeal to people who are interested in football or have suffered a set back in their lives. Some stories may influence the reader in different ways.