February Third Thursday: Fictionalizing True Stories: Mining Real Life For Plots And Characters

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Join us Thursday, February 18, to hear authors Charlotte Gullick, Writer, Varian Johnson, Ruth Pennebaker, and Mary Helen Specht discuss the challenges of fictionalizing real life.

It has been said that all fiction is autobiographical to a degree. Writers can't help but filter everything through their own experiences and beliefs, so even the most outlandish stories are shaped by their own lives.

But how can a writer borrow overtly from their past -- or someone else's? How does the writing process change when elements in a narrative are clearly torn from real life?

How do writers disguise them as fiction? How do they decide what facts to keep and what to change? How can they protect the "innocent" -- or should they? How does writing about past events and relationships affect our understanding of them? And do writers sometimes use real life people and events without realizing it?

Hope to see you there!

About the Writers' League of Texas Third Thursday:
Our Third Thursday program is free and open to the public. These monthly panel discussions on the craft and business of writing take place on the third Thursday of the month (except December) on the third floor of BookPeople. All writers welcome! For information http://bit.ly/1J7B2mC. Hope to see you there!

2016 is a big year for the Writers' League of Texas -- it marks our 35th Anniversary! To celebrate, we'll be taking a few moments at the beginning of each Third Thursday event to celebrate a different group of VIPs. This month: we'll give a big shout out to those members (past and present) who met their match (literary or otherwise) through the Writers’ League.
If you met your match (critique partner, writing group, significant other) through the Writers' League, please reach out to us so that we can include you in Thursday's mentions -- we'd love to hear from you! (wlt@writersleague.org or 512-499-8914)

Share Your Writers' League of Texas Story!
We're collecting stories, memorabilia, and photos from our members past and present to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. We've created a form to make it easy to share stories or photos from our history. You may submit your contribution here: http://bit.ly/1VQUvif.
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