Writing begins with biography

Before most of us could read, somebody was probably reading to us. We each had our favorite children’s books, or short stories.

One of my favorite times in elementary school — ranking just behind recess — was the quiet period we spent as the teacher read to us.

What did all those stories have in common? Most presented a biography or memoir of some kind, often about a mythical character who overcame some sort of obstacle.

Many years ago, some folks taught me how to format that type of story. That format became my foundation for developing all sorts of stories…fiction or non-fiction.

You can find it by going to this site: https://app.box.com/s/utykzvbdnchtltonn0uvpa01mtue4ys4

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Rix Quinn

Rix Quinn is a former magazine editor and now a syndicated columnist for over 100 weekly newspapers. He holds degrees from Texas Christian University and California State University.

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