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The Biographer's Art

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Many people dream of writing memoirs, autobiographies and biographies. How do you make it compelling? Where do you start with research, what do you do if the truth is standing in the way of a good story?

Biographers Adrian Hellwig, Troy White, Dr Deborah Jordan and Dan Griffiths will share their thoughts about their individual journeys as biographers and entertain us with some of the fascinating stories of the people in their books.

“What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those of other things, are his history. These are his life, and they are not written. Everyday would make a whole book of 80,000 words -- 365 books a year. Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man -- the biography of the man himself cannot be written.”
― Mark Twain

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