I have been wandering these cyber halls for far too long reading and learning all I can about writing/publishing in the SF world. I ,like all of you, fancy myself a bit of a creative genius and just like all of you know ,with the certainty of an insane man, that I will undoubtedly become recognized, for my sheer brilliance of the written word, and become published. After having my first novel become a NY times best seller i will become super rich and help Fillion bring firefly back Although I know this all to become true, now I must suffer the unforgiving torture of time so for now I wait, but not idly, as we speak I have millions of ideas and even a few stories started. As it turns out I come to this forum in need of help, not with an idea but with the formation of memories I'm looking for,as i mentioned, early childhood experiences that you would think most Americans share. I want this to not be a story of one man but though his memoir he would be the embodiment of his generation, the ppl becoming adults today 17-20, so if you could come up with some experiences that would be great. also, if you have any tips they would be much appreciated also. As I write this I am twenty years of age, I have experienced more through the course of my life than men twice my age. This book is an account of my life up until year twenty, but do not assume that my lack of age will cause this book to diminish in size, as I have previously mentioned I have experienced quite a lot despite my young age. Let’s see, where does one start an autobiography? I would imagine that most would start the story of their lives from the beginning, but in truth this is probably the worst place to start, I imagine I could start from the present and flash back to the beginning, but what purpose would this serve? I actually could care less how others have started their memoirs, this is the story of my life as told by me so I will do what I damn well please. This is how I will tell my story; I will begin by describing the setting of my early childhood and eventually progress to my troubled years as a teen and eventually to my adult life, which for the purpose of this book will include the ages seventeen through twenty. My life throughout these memoirs will be divided into three parts, or acts, each beginning and ending with a monumental transformation that will easily transition into the next phase. At the conclusion of each part, act, I will look back upon many of the choices I made and give the perspective of how I feel about these actions now. I mention a few stories thought out the course of these memoirs that I have included as an appendix, these stories are in no way a requirement to gain more from the story. I do not deem it necessary for the reader to know the where and when this story takes place but it’s safe to assume that the events throughout these memoirs have happened during your life time. I can attest to the fact that the events in my childhood may not be correctly written exactly how they unfolded at the time they occurred, for as I have recently learned events that shape my reality are not always the way I perceive them to be, so I would imagine if this is true of me now then this was certainly true of me then. My earliest memory of childhood would be the morning I was woken by the screams of my Grandmother upon waking and finding her love, my grandfather, lying motionless beside her. I must admit as a result of this being my earliest memory it is also my foggiest. I seem to remember after waking up I ran to where I heard my grandmother screaming, which had stopped by this point, to see her sitting at the end of her bed motionless with her arms crossed in front of her chest.