Can You Write Truthfully About Others?
People who write true stories wrestle with this question. What if the people you write about don’t like what you say about them but you believe you told the truth? If the story involves you, is it your story to tell? Since writing my memoir about our wildly dysfunctional family, this is something I’ve looked into repeatedly. But this post is by far the best one I’ve read on the topic of writing about real people. If you’re considering do so, check it out here. Do you own your story? Find out. Good luck. Writing about real people has its perils, believe me, I know!