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The richest wealth of material for all creative arts is undoubtedly the lives of people. Endlessly varied, the billions of lives of those who have already lived and those who are living now are fascinating, and this blog looks at all types of biographical and autobiographical writing, or ‘life-writing’.

And why is it called ‘discriminating brevity’?

“Discriminating brevity is a law of the right biographic method.” – Sidney Lee, Principles of Biography  (1911)

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