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The limits of literary license when writing memoirs.

Davis, CA
Post #: 11
Fellow writers,

Last night I suggested that a memoir should not sacrifice fact to literary license. Good people can legitimately disagree as to the limit of allowable compromise between strict adherence to fact and quality story-telling. Those limits will also vary according to the type and the circumstances of publication.
I thought others might welcome discussion of the topic. I therefore present these articles for your perusal, each obtained by googling. Each has ideas I hadn’t thought of. The articles express a range of opinion. For me, a disclaimer in the writer’s preface and, even better, clear indication within the text of “non-literalness ahead” would go a long way to keep the reader from disillusionment.­
http://www.politico.c...­ (note: politicians get less slack than others on sticking to strict facts.)
http://talkingwriting...­­ (Note: This is part of a Maureen O’Connor book: Life Stories, a Guide...)


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