Fictionalizing Real Life

cropped-1408767_87215604.jpegOne of my clients is trying to write about his life, but not about his life — in other words, he’s got some interesting stories to tell, but doesn’t want people to know every little detail about his own real-life self. But he’s struggling with how to get away from himself and real life enough to fictionalize those events. I found some great resources for him that are worth sharing with anyone else dealing with this very common dilemma:

How to Tell If Your Story Should Be a Novel or a Memoir

A Guide to Using Real People as Fictional Characters

Life to Fiction: 4 Problems

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