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Authors > Use of Personal History in Fiction:Self-Exploitation?

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message 1: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Whitfield I just issued a press release (via my Goodreads Blog) that discloses a painful true experience, which I used as material for Omari and the People. I wonder how it comes across.


message 2: by Lulu, The Book Reader who could. (new)

Lulu (lulureads365) | 2446 comments Mod
I don't think it's self-exploitation. I'd refer to it as therapy.


message 3: by Stephen (last edited Apr 25, 2015 06:52AM) (new)

Stephen Whitfield A golden key is therapy to soothe where demons once abide. But peace be banned if it can dam Creativity's essential tide.


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A. Allen (arobertallen) | 8 comments I think that it would be difficult not to use personal history to some extent when writing fiction. Personal history isn't limited to dates, times, and events---it also extends to thoughts, feelings, and reactions, which we can then utilize when writing.


message 5: by Carey (new)

Carey Anderson (careythewriter) | 2047 comments A. wrote: "I think that it would be difficult not to use personal history to some extent when writing fiction. Personal history isn't limited to dates, times, and events---it also extends to thoughts, feelin..."

I agree, how else can you properly convey emotion is there is not some minimal amount of truth to the work?


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