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Is there often public and legal backlash against authors who write confessional stories? How well do audiences typically receive confessional stories?
posted by Knigel to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Have any of you written one? What was the personal experience like? I'm thinking of stories such as The Basketball Diaries. I'd think that some of the audience must hate that kind of author thereby giving the author a lot of stress. I'm also thinking that disguising non-fiction under fiction loses some of the stories power. How can authors discuss some of the bad things in life and some of their guilts while also mitigating public and legal backlash? Do people even want these kind of stories, or is it only the rarity?