You can base a true story on your own personal experiences or on the experiences of another person. If you have trouble remembering the details of your own past, then ask someone else (who has a good memory) to tell you a great true story from his or her past. Ask questions about the details of the events. What happened? Why did it happen? Who was there? What did they think of the events? What was the outcome? Write down the basic story and then try to fill in more detail. Try to think of unique ways to describe everyday things so that you add variety and depth to your writing. If there was a red car in the story, was it red like the skin of an apple or red like a beautiful sunset? After you have completed your story, try to have an experienced writer proofread it and offer advice. Most writers enjoy helping others get started in the field. Also be sure to read the non-fiction writing of others. Autobiographies, biographies, and true-life adventure stories are good books to read if you wish to learn the art of storytelling.