Many people might be critical of the writing of a Fake Autobiography, saying that it is not literally our life story. But if it is based on fiction, then there is really no harm done. It can also be a great method of creative writing, putting yourself in the shoes and life of another person, even if it is completely made up.
- Create a character in your head. Be it a sister you don’t have, or even base it on a fictional character and write through their point of view. Of course, this is generally just considered First Person writing.
- Think of anything and everything that can possibly happen in life. The character can get into a fight as a kid. The character can talk about how he thieved a bank. The character can simply talk about being raised by religious fundamentalists, or even simply talk about a birthday party you may have never had.
- Compile the best and most elaborate stories, and connect them in a storyline. Start off with the earliest story, the ones from childhood, and work your way up to present day. Showing off how your fictional character (or the fake history of you) grew from one kind of person, through who they (or you) are in present day.
- Edit and publish your work. There are a ton of self-publishing websites to go to for selling books. You can also publish it on Amazon, or some place similar. You wrote it, might as well make a buck off of it.
- If you are focusing on maintaining credibility, it might behoove you to say in the book title, or in the back of the book that it is not a real autobiography. Many people read autobiographies to get insights into the life of someone else, and they feel betrayed if the person in the book that they relate to doesn’t exist.
- If you are going for realism, steer clear of fantastical or over-the-top elements. It’s hard to convince anyone you are not joking when you tell them something like “A whole circus entered my house at the age of five, including the elephants”
- Write well. Nothing turns off a reader quite like misspelling “lose” as “loose.”