Anyone ever written or dabbled in writing an AutoBiography? At 18 years old i have just started one, weird I know, but just needed to tell the world or at this moment HP that I am doing just that.
Sorry to inform you Pare but you have to be 18 to write for hubpages.
i do not know if it is required by publishers or of it just a polite thing, but a i believe you have to send out a manuscript to any people you write about for approval as to avoid a libel suit.
i was just noting that for future reference once you are done. good luck.
Not sure I'd ever write one, when I just tell people about things that have happened to me, most react with disbelief. Like they actually, honestly don't believe me. My sister and one of my friends now does, they've been around to see some things. Sometimes I wonder if I'm living in an alternate dimension that just keeps overlapping the one i THINK i'm in!
To me, the best "autobiographies" aren't FULLY autobiographies. If you take "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson (or mostly any of his work, at that), there's a lot of autobiographical content IN it, but it's not 100%. Same goes for Bret Easton Ellis. In "Lunar Park", he took himself in different sectors and shaded in the areas with pieces of fiction in order to create something even better.
I have never dabbled in writing mine because my life hasn't had much that would have wide public appeal in it yet. However, I am helping co-write and edit my significant other's autobiography. I think the biggest problem some people have in writing their own story is that to the person it happened to, so much more is interesting than it would be to another person. If you're just putting it down for posterity you don't really have to worry about that, but if you hope to one day publish it remember that there will have to be much more than "everyday struggles" or "everyday triumphs" to catch the attention of readers.
Yeah I have. I started one when I was about 20. Haven't finished it though, but wrote about the majority of my childhood including elementary school. I wanted to preserve my memories while I remembered them. For some reason at the time I thought I was going to forget them soon as adulthood and university took over.
Now I feel I have enough material to write an entertaining book just on my last relationship, but I don't want to open up old wounds really.
I have considered the notion many times. My first Hub was about the autobiography I want to write. I need to find a way to write it, however, that will not damage the relationships that have been healed over the years.
I want to write it for many reasons. First, because I assume that someone can benefit from seeing how I handled my experiences. But I have never been confident that the book would actually sell.
So, I continue posting Hubs and writing blogs. Maybe someday, but not today.
My family have been on at me to write an autobigraphy for years. I have had a couple of attempts but looking so closely into the mirror is not something to be taken lightly. I'm a pretty decent guy but there are some things that make me confront my own weakness, dorkishness and callousness. Not sure I'd read a book about how many babies I've tickled though. So it seems to be finding the balance between the things I like that I have done and those others. But hey most autobiographies are almost pure fiction anyway.
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