An Easy Autobiography Template Anyone Can Use

Are you looking for an autobiography template that will help you more easily write your life story? If so, you’re in the right place so long as you’re willing to think a little outside the box of what a “traditional” one looks like. A traditional autobiography has chapters, characters, an engaging storyline and is almost always very difficult to write. A “modern-day” autobiography has all of those elements except one – they’re incredibly easy to write and you will finish your life story at the end of your efforts – guaranteed.

What’s a modern-day autobiography?

In a nutshell, it’s an interview about your life. To write it, all you need to do is answer some questions.

Image of the A Life Untold interface for writing your life story. Image shows the answering of one question.

Taking a quick step back, have a think about your favourite TV news anchor or talk show host. No matter who you think of, whether it’s Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer or someone else, the one thing they have in common is that they interview guests. Interviews are both captivating to viewers as well as being the most practical way to get interesting and meaningful information from people. That’s true for a talk show host interviewing a celebrity or a news anchor interviewing an expert for a story. A good interview is the key to their popularity and success.

Part of why we find interviews so captivating to watch or read can be explained by basic psychology. As soon as we hear a question we want to know the answer. We can’t help it – our  mind wants to close the “curiosity gap” between what we already know and what we’d like to know.

Take a minute and answer these three questions:

  • What’s one memory from your childhood that makes you smile?
  • What’s the most valuable thing your parents taught you?
  • What do you think is the key to a successful relationship?

In answering the questions above, you’ll probably notice two things: firstly, an answer immediately pops into your head, and secondly, your answer is an honest and authentic reflection of who you are and the values you hold. Part of the magic of an interview is the way you answer a question says so much about who you are. Each answer is as unique as you are.

So what does all this mean for writing your own autobiography? To write a captivating and authentic life story you need an autobiography template with a series of questions that prompts you to discuss your life experiences and values.

This is the process we use at A Life Untold to help people write and print captivating and professionally designed autobiographies in an easy and interesting way. Importantly, we leave the final book in “Q&A format” so anyone who reads your book feels like they’re listening in on an incredible conversation with you. There’s no major editing or rewriting – we want your voice to be heard.

Your autobiography template

While our full interview is over 100 questions, here are just 15 question prompts across different “life chapters” to get you started on the journey.


  • Name your favorite: Book, Movie, Musician, Quote, Animal, Word…


  • What’s one memory from your childhood that makes you smile?
  • What’s the most valuable thing your parents taught you?


  • What did you love most about school?
  • Do you remember any fads from school?


  • Which of these words do you associate with your work: Love, Hate, Routine, Money or something else?
  • What’s something that you did at work that you’re proud of?


  • What do you think is the key to a successful relationship?
  • What’s the bravest thing you’ve done in the name of love?


  • How would your close friends describe you?
  • What’s one quality you think is important in a friend?


  • What is one thing your children have taught you?
  • What was your proudest moment as a parent?


  • If you could share a meal with anyone in the world, who would it be and why?
  • What advice would you give to your 18 year old self?


  • Don’t forget to include photos in your book. They really are worth 1,000 words!

Want more questions to answer? Turn your life story into a printed book with that your family and loved ones will treasure forever. Find out more about our process here.

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