It is indeed a herculean task to write a biography. The writer should possess the qualities of a novelist and a biographer too. The biographer mainly has a mind that of a researcher, at the same time, he is a collector of things. A novelist mainly works on innovative ideas, he creates ideas and the biographer simply puts the past things into words not changing any aspect or not giving any dimension to things. Both the novelist and the biographer have to research a lot before starting on some work, and that too with utmost dedication. An author has to study the character in detail, not only this, he has to study the contemporary situation, the people, the family members of the one whose biography is to be written, his friends, his rivals, his relation with the society as such, his work, its nature, its importance, etc.