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Fiction Writers Stealing Your Life

 
 
Reply Thu 19 May, 2016 10:54 am
http://lithub.com/how-writers-will-steal-your-life-and-use-it-for-fiction/
A very good article, on how nobody's life is out of bounds to the pen of the writer.
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2016 10:58 am
It sort of explains why my autobiographical fiction piece never became long enough to fill a whole book. After years of struggling to do it without including offensive elements about my siblings, I deleted most references to any living persons, except myself.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2016 01:38 pm
I wish Mickey Spillane had stolen my life, instead of Joe Dull of Poughkeepsie.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2016 02:21 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Somehow I see those 'dames' as pure fantasy.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2016 02:21 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Somehow I see those 'dames' as pure fantasy.
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2016 02:57 pm
I steal from real life all the time. But a lot of it is mixed, so a character is usually going to be a mix of traits from several people I've known. I also people watch, and will write down good dialogue. This is how I got the sentence, "Don't you know they have an agenda?"
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2016 03:02 pm
I also draw characters from movies and novels. There is a hint of Martha, from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, in my latest effort.
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2016 03:46 pm
@edgarblythe,
The cover pictures fascinated me when I was about 13.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z-cCihjEn8k/UGfDpBlE1qI/AAAAAAAACls/oyQ6qlXKs2s/s1600/Reilly-The+Doll's+Trunk+Murder.jpg
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