Writing a biography requires you to be organized, informed and prepared. The writing process of a biography can take years to complete, based on how in-depth your book is and whether you have direct contact with the individual who is the subject of your biography. One of the easiest ways to keep the biography process smooth involves creating and using an outline that will help to organize information, structure the writing process and keep you on track with the research you need to do.
Gather all of your information together as a Word document or set of notes before writing your outline so that you can refer to it. The more basic information you have, the easier it will be to see what details need to be filled in; it will also simplify the structure of your outline.
Divide your information into its relevant sections. A basic outline includes the following: numbered sections that use Roman numerals, which denote major sections of the writing; subsections that use regular numerals and are divided into smaller detailed sections.