Writing Books Based on Experiences, Observations,
or Traumatic Personal Events.
Musings - July 2007
by Margot Finke
Incorporating what they see or hear from friends, relatives, or complete strangers, is something writers are known to do. Keen observation is an art that writers must develop - it brings a sense of authenticity to their plots and characters. However, this month I want to delve into the art of using remembered events, past experiences, or painful emotional traumas, as character or plot enhancements, or the main thrust of a particular story. Hold onto your computer, mates, this could be a bumpy read!
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