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Eight Steps to Publishing Your Autobiography

 
 
 

Identify Moments

Under each category create sub-segments. One of the best ways to do this is to write down events that happened during that time period. For example, during your childhood, if your parents divorced this would be an event that would serve as a good sub-segment. (If it is not a category unto itself.)

Just as you did with the categories, it is important to time stamp these events. Because the times will be closer, use more exact dates whenever possible. Again these dates are not going to be in your final version but they serve to keep things organized.

Also, just as in Step 1, don't sit and fret about the naming process, it is unlikely these subcategories will stay the same name by the end. The important thing is recognizing these moments in life as ones that helped define who you are today.

Step 3: Introduction