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Fictionalizing True Stories: Mining Real Life for Plots and Characters
It has been said that all fiction is autobiographical to a degree. Writers can’t help but filter everything through their own experiences and beliefs, so even the most outlandish stories are shaped by their own lives.
But how can a writer borrow overtly from their past — or someone else’s? How does the writing process change when a elements in a narrative are clearly torn from real life?
How do writers disguise them as fiction? How do they decide what facts to keep and what to change? How canView more
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