When professional writers have to write a eulogy, what do they do?

Most professional writers will tell you that they almost never just sit down to write and have the perfect words flow out effortlessly. One of the biggest keys to easy writing is the right preparation. And having been a writer for over 30 years, I can show you how. But more about that later…First, check off any (or all) of the comments that ring true for you:
“I’ve been asked to give a eulogy and I have no idea where to begin”
“I don’t have a clue what to write. Maybe I should just wing it”
“I’ve got less than a day to write this. I need quick, easy instructions”
“I really need to see some eulogies that other people have written. Then I could use the best one as a model”
“I’m afraid my voice will break when I stand up to speak”
“I’m REALLY blocked … and now I’ve run out of time”When professional writers have to write a eulogy, what do they do?
“I’d like to include a special poem or quotation, but I don’t know where to find a good one”
How long will it take me to write a eulogy?
As you may know, news media like CNN and USA Today prepare eulogies and documentaries on celebrities well in advance of their deaths.
But if you’re like most people, you will not begin this difficult task until after the person you love has died.
If you need to write a eulogy quickly….
If the death has already occurred, and you have only a few hours to write and rehearse it, I’ll give you specific guidelines that will get you writing quickly.
You’ll learn how much time to spend on each step in a simple 5-step process so that you will have written the eulogy and be rehearsing your delivery in as little as 60 minutes from now.
If you want to be ready for a future death….
On the other hand, if you are someone who likes to be prepared, you might want to make some draft notes right now while you’re thinking about it.
Then when the time comes, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’ve already made a good start on this important work.