Thursday, March 5, 2009

Fact or Fiction

I'm getting a taste of what it's going to be like to have written a book that is FICTION based on a few facts. The people who know I'm writing are very concerned with how they are going to be portrayed in anything I should choose to write. I've tried to explain that while I am excited to delve into many different forms of writing, if I write a novel it will be a FICTIONAL account. They still feel the need to give me thier perspective, opinions and specific instructions on how to write. I get an ulcer thinking about what people will think when the book is published and they "cast" themselves as one of the characters.


  1. I still have not let any of my family members read my memoirs yet...

  2. For now, I wouldn't even tell them what you're doing. If they choose to see themselves in one of the characters, you should feel flattered that they thought your character was so real and human.