Who would you choose to write your story?
In response to The Daily Post’s Ghostwriter prompt for today: “If you could have any author–living or dead–write your biography, who would you choose?”
This is an interesting question because it’s food for thought:
What author’s style do I like? How would they portray me? Why would I pick this writer?
If I could choose any author–living or dead–to write my biography, I would choose Jane Austen.
Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey are two novels that stick with me. Her whimsical writing, likeable characters and clever humour are trademarks.
Jane Austen’s work is memorable and that’s why it still resonates today. I would want my story to be an engaging one, full of humour and captivating characters. I would want it to be memorable.
I would hope that Jane Austen would portray me in a positive way. She had a way of perceiving the folly and frivolity in people, and their unique idiosyncrasies. I wonder what funny quirks or frivolous habits she’d notice in me. I saw a lot of myself in Northanger Abbey’s Catherine Morland, so I think she could write my character well. I think she’d be perceptive but truthful in her writing.
Why would I pick her over any other?
She’s simply one of my favourite authors. She’s funny, she’s timeless and she’s perceptive.
Who would you choose to write your biography? Why?