Writing Your Own Life Story Can Be Like Scaling A Mountain

Writing your own story can be like scaling a mountain. It takes a lot of effort. Lots and lots. Along the way there will be times when you chug along; times when you sweat it out; and moments when the peak seems to far off in the distance giving up seems more than reasonable.

Thinking about the following questions before you depart, might be one way to ensure you make it to the mountain top. (Or help you figure out, before expending much energy, that it’s not for you.)

If you’re thinking of embarking on that journey — of autobiography, biography or memoir — here’s some questions that might get you going.
1) Do you really want to do this?
2) Why do you really want to do this?
3) Who is your audience; who are you writing for?
4) Which voice do you want this written in?
5) Am I happy to do this even if it’s not a best seller? Or published by a major publishing house? Or I have to self-publish?

ps It’s quite normal to change your answers as you venture along the writing track.