Real Life in Fiction

Writers often use experiences from their real lives in their work.

It’s important for the writer to understand the “nature” of the experience, rather than his idea of what happened.

Writers can have a tendency to assume that the reader will understand the context of the situation, even though the context has been altered.

By exploring “why” the event is being told, you can distill it to its essence, and anything not germane to the story will naturally fall away.

Please let me know your thoughts.


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