Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Taking offence!


It’s time for another group posting of the 

founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh, and the prompt is 
'have you ever been conflicted about writing a story?'

As we all write from our own experience, consciously or subconsciously, there is bound to be conflict, especially if it is a first novel, which is usually autobiographal in some way. I have shied clear of that for a long time, opting to write for children, and relying on my classroom experience over many years. However, at the age I am now, I know that I could write fiction that tells the story of what is now 'history'. Many people attempt this, people who have to do a great deal of research, or talk to older people to be sure of their facts. I have lived what is now 'history', and yet I don't turn those first hand experiences into fiction, afraid that I might offend relatives who have similar memories. So yes, I am conflicted about writing a story. 



7 comments:

  1. It's always such a fine line to walk. I've debated writing some things that could be hurtful even though I don't intend them to be that way. For now, memoir-type stories have had to wait.

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  2. We don't always know what will be hurtful to another either, so I tiptoe in my writing sometimes.

    Teresa

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  3. I never looked at it that way, that as we get older, what we know becomes history.

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  4. I've never looked at it that way. Thanks for sharing!

    www.onegayastronaut.blogspot.com

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  5. Morning! I'm having troubles finding where to subscribe to your blog?

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  6. That;s true, there's always that concern about a relative looking over our shoulder... But maybe you could start by changing all the names... I'd love to read some more of your autobiographical work!

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Taking offence!

I t’s time for another group posting of the  Insecure Writer’s Support Group   founded by  Alex J. Cavanaugh , and the prompt is  'have ...