The website yourtribute.com contains an overview of how to write a eulogy for a friend. The step-by step process includes collecting information, organizing it and writing the speech.
According to yourtribute.com, the first step in writing a eulogy is to ask family members and friends questions. Talking with them about the career, hobbies and childhood memories of the deceased provides information needed to begin the writing process. Recalling personal memories about the friend is another important aspect in the process. Once the information is gathered, you can write a first draft eulogy. Ask family members and friends to provide feedback about the draft. The draft can be reworked several times before it is final, and feedback from others is very helpful during each step of the process. The yourtribute.com website provides a sample of a final eulogy.