How do I cover my ass when writing a juicy memoir?
May 27, 2014 7:30 AM Subscribe
I am writing a memoir, in which living people, some of whom I am estranged from, will be portrayed. I will be changing any details which could lead to them being identified. I will be publishing it under a nom de plume. What else, to protect myself and them, legally and otherwise, do I need to know?
posted by anonymous to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
One of my main concerns is that if I change too many details, then I will end up with fiction and if I call it a memoir I will be accused of fraud. But it is important to me that this book be considered creative nonfiction, rather than fiction. Is that possible? If so, where is that fine line drawn?