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Writing is a task of creativity. In order to produce an exceptional piece of writing that represents your imagination, authors need to be aware of the standard requirements of biography writing. Apart from the basic grammar and punctuation, there are several more writing standards that are helpful during the writing and analysis phase of biography writing.

Primarily, when authors pass the elementary grammar standard of writing, there is a need to select the style of writing that will be pursued throughout the biography. There are three standard biography writing styles that author usually use during their writing phase and each style represents different feeling with its own style.

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Three styles of biography writing:

 

  1. Literature: This style is most suited for academic biographies because it meets the reading requirements and includes the words selection that are suitable for academic audience. This style strictly follows the scholarly nonfiction standards of biography writing. In this biography, an author needs to follow strict methodologies of research and they are advised to cite their utilized research sources in the bibliography section.
  2. Universal: This style represents the personal feeling of the protagonist. Authors need to follow the general biography writing standard that is suitable for a universal audience. Universal biography style conveys the bio information in interesting, sensible and appealing manner. Sometimes, audience gets the touch of protagonist’s writing style or personal tone in universal biography.
  3. Creative: This is considered a biography writing style of Twentieth Century. Authors or fiction authors produce the biography that includes the beautification of words and installation of some ingenious fictitious instruments that makes the biography more like a piece of narrative discussion. It is structured as an authentic story where you can find discussion, conflict as well as climax.

 

When you follow the Twentieth Century biography style for your biography, you need to understand the fact that this is the most preferred biography style but it is considered most time consuming, effort taking and hardest inventive writing style which might require more than you expect.

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Let’s look at the creative autobiography example of famous author J. K. Rowling:

 

**Start Example**

J. K. Rowling

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One Exceptional Imagination, Drastic Change in Life, and Worldwide Recognition.

This is the simple yet impressive story of Joanne Rowling, also known under the pen name J. K. Rowling, a British novelist and author of the internationally recognized novel and movie series Harry Potter.

She is known as a film producer, television producer and screenwriter. Harry Potter fantasy series has been part of the most acknowledged accomplishments of her life.

The idea of Harry Potter Witchery and imaginings of Hogwarts always makes readers and viewers curious about the author and her life. However, the origination of this internationally popular series didn’t come from a theatrical place or in a dramatic time.

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Joanne Rowling says that the time when she got the idea of Harry Potter world is not much different than any other day of her life. In the year 1990, she was traveling from Manchester to London King’s Cross and her train was unexpectedly delayed. 4 hour time of delay in her train gave her the gift of a new idea. She started writing this as soon as she reached her Clapham Junction flat and turned an idea into a book.

She was impressed with Harry Potter so she decided to pursue the idea and create a whole new world of witchcraft out of it. She planned her next five books of the series over the next five years. Most of her writings were on notes that were no different than we use in our home for writing down our daily to do list.

According to Joanne Rowling, “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”

She believes that being an author itself is like being a Wizard of Hogwarts, as long as you believe in yourself and fight for your belief, there is nothing that can hold you back. Currently, J. K. Rowling takes the 9th number of Top Ten List of the best-selling fiction novelists with the estimated sale of 500 million copies of her internationally renowned novel series Harry Potter.

 

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J. K. Rowling novel list:

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (26 June 1997)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2 July 1998)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (8 July 1999)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (8 July 2000)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (21 June 2003)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (16 July 2005)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (21 July 2007)
  8. The Cuckoo’s Calling (18 April 2013)
  9. The Silkworm (19 June 2014)
  10. Career of Evil (20 October 2015)
  11. Lethal White (18 September 2018)
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 J. K. Rowling Movie list:

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)

 

Sources:

Quote source: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1077326.J_K_Rowling?page=2

Bio Source: https://www.goodreads.com/questions/1200777-why-did-u-write-it

Date and Data Source: http://wikipedia.org

 

 

**End Example**
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After selecting the writing style for your autobiography, you would need to decide the length of your biography which can be decided as per the utilization purpose.

 

  • Micro biographies are used to introduce yourself in a few lines. Example of micro bio can be: blogger’s biography at the end of the blog and writer’s introduction in the beginning of the book etc.
  • Brief biographies are usually a few paragraphs long. Example of a brief biography can be: introduction in a book or in any other introductory occasion.
  • Extensive biographies are a page or two that describes every single important detail of protagonist. Example of extensive biography: author introduction and so on.

 

Note: Writing length and writing style doesn’t have any necessary connection. You can choose any length or even customize the length according to your preference so that you can express your feelings with your words in your most preferred biography writing style.
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Finally, when you are in the editing phase, you need to make sure that your biography is capable of attracting visitors not just from its words but also from its appearance. The appeal of your biography will not be just beautification of words, it should also consist the beautification of visuals. At the end of verbal and visual beautification of your biography, you will find biography masterpiece! That’s the standard of Twentieth Century and if you want to become a writer that knows the trends then this is exactly what you need to do.

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