This is also called literary journalism, and, like journalism, it is a genre based on truth.
Suppose an author has written her memoir under the guise of creative nonfiction, but she has spiced things up with a near-death experience and perhaps a rape scene—things that never actually happened in her life.
The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.
Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.
Want to know about the legal ramifications of pen names? At Writer’s Relief, we work with writers of personal essays and memoirs.
If you’ve got a true story but don’t know where to submit it, Writer’s Relief can help.
Untrue facts that negatively affect a person’s reputation or credibility are considered defamatory.
Be careful not to report facts that may cause damage to another person’s physical being or business.
Other ways to stay out of trouble: Stick to the truth.
In a defamation of character suit, an offending statement must be false for a plaintiff to prevail against you or your publisher.