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Can you write a book about yourself?

Nov 12, 2017
 

This is one of the most common questions I'm asked.

Here's the answer.

Yes, and you should. But don't make it about yourself.

Memoir is tricky to sell, and tricky to write with much style. It's hard to find the necessary distance to deliver what every reader wants whether they're reading fiction, non-fiction, or watching TV; a story.

So use your experience as the basis for a novel and tuck in some therapy for free!

You'll be in very good company.

“All fiction is largely autobiographical and much autobiography is, of course, fiction.” P.D. James.

“It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

“The Coetzee who emerges from an informed reading of his papers is very different author from the one we thought we knew. Most surprisingly, his writing process turns out to be highly...

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