A Writer's Reference Sixth Edition. The Biography Maker. 1. Questioning | 2. Learning | 3. Synthesis | 4. Story-Telling | Six Traits of Effective Writing The Biography Maker To create an exciting biography, you will now follow these steps: 1. Joan of Arc The Biography Maker is like those homework machines we have been hearing about for many years. Is meant to inspire lively story telling and vivid writing which will make your readers want to know more about your subject. Go now to Questioning. Some icons are courtesy of Jay Boersma's site( Copyright Notice:The copyrights for these materials are held jointlyby Jamie McKenzie, their author, and the Bellingham Public Schools.The Rodin statue above shows the French writer Balzac. © 1997 and © 2005.