Under the skin




So, just how much of ourselves do we reveal when writing? Some say writing a memoir can put you out there as far as one can go but I’ve also seen (and written) fiction that is incredible personal, only it’s somewhat disguised.

To the degree one reveals personal aspects changes from writer to writer. However, for a reader to be drawn into any story, non-fiction or fiction, there has to be some drawing back of the curtain.

Attached below is an article that was published last year in Notre Dame Magazine. I got a lot of positive response on it. I also received some negative views. From friends. Did I go to far? Did I not go far enough? In the end, you reveal as much as necessary to tell the story.


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