1. Did you read your story out loud?
2. Did you double check your spelling?
3. Did you capitalize and punctuate correctly?
4. Did you use interesting vocabulary?
5. Did you write a good beginning and ending?


How you look at yourself is different than how others see you. You know what's beneath the freckled face and curly hair. You know your memories, your fears, and your dreams. You know if you are good at multiplication, spelling, or soccer. You know if you like jellybeans or jalapenos. No one else knows you like you do.

When a person writes about himself, it's called an AUTOBIOGRAPHY.  We have already talking about BIOGRAPHIES. "Auto" means of itself. An autobiography is a story written about the author.

An autobiography doesn't have to be everything from when the person is born to the present day. It can be just snapshot - a short snippet of his life.

Sometimes, a fictional story can be autobiographical - meaning it's based on the author's experience, but not every detail is exactly as it happened.  A Home for Phoebe is a novel that I wrote. Some of it is fictional, but much of it was created from my childhood memories. I consider it autobiographical fiction.

Everyone has a story to tell. Even if you think it's ordinary, others may find it very fascinating.


Tell me about yourself.

Tell about one day that was very emotional for you.

(excited, fearful, sad, nervous, etc.)

Use some of the things you have learned in your lessons.

(dialogue, good verbs, descriptions, etc.)

Email it to me.

This ends this writing course.
I'm so glad we had this time together.

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