Who better to write my story…

Than me, of course.

Assuming, that is, that I wanted my story written in the first place.

I considered throwing a few other names out there:  Stephen King because I love his tone and timing; Shakespeare because I love his rhyming; Margaret Weiss because I love her imagination and creativity; and Douglas Adams because I love his comedy.

(Did you see what I did there?  None of them would bring the silliness I would bring.)

Some other notable mentions would be George R.R. Martin because he could turn my life into an epic, Mary Stewart because she would find a way to have magic dripping out of every line, and Terry Pratchett once again for the comedy.

As amazing as their write ups of my life would be, and certainly as fun as it would be to have them turn my life into a best seller, a chart topper, a page turner, they don’t know me, they don’t know my life, and no matter how well I describe it to them, and how well they take notes, they will still miss something that only I could bring to the tale: authenticity.

My words may not be as magical, or funny, or creative.  My words may not reach as wide of an audience.  My words my not grip the reader and drag him into the story as words written by any of the others would have.  But, they would be my words, they would be truthful, insightful, real.  And, I couldn’t imagine my story being told any other way.

Who would you have write your story if you could?  Would you trust it to someone else?

26 thoughts on “Who better to write my story…

  1. I agree. The first thing I thought of when I read the prompt was me. Who better to write about my life other then the person living the life! Great post and some honorable mentions for guest authors.

  2. Now that you put it that way, I’m not so sure I want somebody else writing my story anymore. 🙂 You make a convincing case. But the only issue would be me having enough faith in my story-telling capabilities 🙂 I guess blogging is good practice! 🙂 Lovely post Matticus!

    • 😉

      I haven’t read that many biographies or autobiographies, but it would seem like hearing about someone’s life in their own words would be better than hearing about it from someone else.

  3. Terry Pratchett is an excellent choice. 😀 I personally wouldn’t want my story written at all; I do enjoy a level of privacy. Though if I absolutely had to choose, I might go with Tina Fey. I read her auto-biography recently and she has a good style. But you’re right in saying that no one can give the story authenticity but your own self.

    • I think we could add Tina Fey to the list of people who definitely bring a certain quality of comedy to anything they were working on. She wouldn’t be a half bad choice, that’s for sure.

  4. If I couldn’t write awesome lies about my own life, I’d go with Edgar Allen Poe. The only reason for that choice would be the dark creepy factor he could add that I’d fail at, that would certainly make me more interesting and sell the book (and he was my first most favorite author when I was a kid, as in a child, not a goat.)

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