Tips on writing a heritage creative non-fiction bio:
... because the process of language transfigures the reality conveyed and because memory is imperfect:
This is a painlessly possible avenue of approach to a task that may seem overwhelming in contemplation as a completed goal for structuring a keepsake memoir for self, friends, family and community....
1. Divide life into topologically-related chronological groupings: e.g. childhood; teens; 20s; 30s; 40s; etc.
2. Give sections (chapters) preliminary subject-relevant titles.
3. As stories (anecdotes) come to mind in everyday life, take time to write them down separately (as in a diary) and place each in correct time sequence within the appropriate chronological grouping chapter.
4. Modify chapter titles as appropriate to material gathered within them.
5. Reread content for coherence; correct spellings and grammar where needed.
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