Use these to help you write your informal biography about Jeff Kinney. Tell me about his life by writing it like a story!
The words that are in blue are parts that you need to change to suit the person you're writing about.
At the end of July in 1965,
…a baby was born.
As a child, she loved to tell stories.
By the time J.K Rowling was five
The illness shocked the family…
Little did she know
Jo was torn apart
Then, one rainy night in London,
Interesting storytelling Clauses
She had mastered the art of storytelling
Jo was entranced with the writing style
but still she clung to the dream that one day she would be a writer
This was where the magical idea struck like a lightning bolt.
A way for Jo to channel all of her feelings about…
…through her characters and her stories.
She finally finished her work of art, the unpublished novel
the manuscript (an unpublished book) landed in the hands of a man named Barry Cunningham
He furiously scribbled down ideas
The story was exploding from her brain!
Colloquial Language / Humour examples
She was an ordinary baby, by all accounts.
She was not widely regarded as special or unique in any way.
at least not yet anyway
She couldn’t wait
How hard could that be? Answer: Hard!
and they loved it!
which seems absurd now!
Rowling was a hit.
Would it have happened if she had given up on her dream? Of course not!
But the one that sticks out the most is
Her English teachers transfigured into Professor Snape!
(who never much wanted to hear them!)
Repetition / Emphasising
Jo wrote and wrote and wrote. (repetition)
So, each day she went to work and each day she wrote diligently