Write a phase autobiography (re-create an extended period in your life that changed you). This type of narrative writing invites the reader to experience what you experienced, and it illustrates the lessons you learned from it. If a reader says, “that was an inspiring story. I know just what you went through,” the writer should know that he or she has succeeded. Your phase autobiography should include the following elements.
The writer as the main character and other clearly defined characters
vivid details that bring events, settings, and people to life
a logical organization that relates events
a sequence of events that incorporates conflict or tension
an insight that the writer has gained as a result of the experience