How to Write an Online ObituaryToss the template • Tell the story
Free Quick-Start Guide to Writing an Online Obituary
Step 1: Getting Started
Step 2: The Barf Draft
Step 4: The Body
The body is the meat of your story. Choose a couple of themes that capture what was special about your obituee—say, “wallflower” and “sharp cookie.” Then choose brief stories that illustrate each theme. Each anecdote should consist of one to three paragraphs.
Don’t try to move from cradle to grave. You can’t cover an entire life in any obituary. Just hit the highlights. What made your obituee different from everyone else on the planet?