The Jigsaw as a Metaphor

I am writing this on New Year’s Eve which, for me, feels poignant and relevant but for you, the magic of it has already worn off.  We all know what kind of year this has been and, of course, I am looking forward to a new one. It feels right,…

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Questions on Writing About People, Where I …

When people begin their foray into nonfiction, I feel like the first line of questioning is almost always something like this: Could someone sue me? Should I use their real name? How much do I have to reveal about them? What about dialogue – can I make up a conversation? What about someone who is dead? What about someone who is alive?

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