Friday, 26 April 2013

Live first, write later

I've been a fan of Adele's music ever since I first heard her, but my admiration went up several notches recently when I read she's turned down a large sum of money to write her autobiography. What a sensible young woman!  

Celebrity biographies may be a good source of income for publishers, ghostwriters, celebrities and their agents, but I do agree with Adele that, at the age of 24, she really is too young to start penning her life story.

Have you written your autobiography? Do you plan to? What do you think is a good age to tackle such a project?


Suzanne Furness said...

Could not agree more. At 24 Adele has plenty of time to write an autobiography. I am sure she will do lots of things worth writing about.

Friko said...

Mine’s a memoir of a particular period in my childhood.
I haven’t written it yet, just bits of it. I keep losing the impetus.

I don’t know about a good time for an autobiography; perhaps when you have something of interest to say?

Anonymous said...

My autobiography would be too boring! Good for Adele - if she writes it when she's older I'm sure it will be a much better read.

Mdc said...

Hi Linda,

My name is Victoria and I have popped over from Sally Jenkin's blog.

With regards to Adele, we know that she is a sensible girl and is not after celebrity. The girl is famous for her talent and she doesn't need to muddy the waters by trotting out a book on a life, not even half lived.

If I were to write an autobiography it would most probably be particular snippets or highlights - the good - the bad and the hilarious.

Hope you get a chance to visit my site at My Daily I have just published my first short fiction story.

It was very nice to discover your blog.

My Daily

Linda D said...

Friko, I've read some of your memoir pieces and I'm sure you've got a book there!

Hi, Victoria,
Thanks for looking in. I'll get over to your blog asap!