Memoir or Fiction: Should you Novelize Your Real Life Experiences?

by Anne R. Allen

Some people say all writing is autobiographical, and to a certain extent that’s true. I always say writers ought to Mirandize everybody we meet — “I’m a novelist. Anything you say can be taken down and used against you in a work of fiction.”

There certainly is a fine line between fiction and autobiography. All novelists use their own life experiences to bring realism to their stories and characters.

I certainly do.

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Are You Writing Memoir or Fiction?

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2 thoughts on “Memoir or Fiction: Should you Novelize Your Real Life Experiences?

  1. Don’t you think that we all write about ourselves, in one fashion or another? I mean, we may not share the parts that cause too much stress, but it is who we are, that dictates our views, much of which is translated into the written word.

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