'What does it look like to write about life? One version, among many others, is through biography (bio-graphy): writing about (a) life.
Another version of writing about life is biology -- the study of life -- or discourse, reasoning, and organization / ordering regarding life itself, not only individual lives but also in terms of what makes life in all its diversity.
Yet another version of working on the topic of life is psychobiography: writing about a life from a psychological perspective. ...My own version of what others have called psychobiography leans toward being more expansive and as all-encompassing as possible, both to understand and optimize life/lives. At least, that is the aspiration.'
Memento Vivere project notes, pp. 1-2, adapted