So I've been watching this TV show, or rather what I can find of it on YouTube, and in the season I've just finished watching one of the characters' book gets published and the character talks about writing, defending her book saying that she took her personal experiences and put them into an imaginary world or something along those lines, I can't quite remember. Her book has characters and a plot line which is basically exactly like her life, like she'd changed her friends' names by their first letter e.g. say her friend was called Sam, she'd have renamed it Pam. Anyway, this really annoyed me and I wanted to scream at her that she wasn't writing fiction and didn't know anything about writing. Okay, okay, I know it's a fictional character in a TV show but still. This isn't for a story I'm writing or anything, but I just wondered what your opinions were about how much of your own personal experiences can you put into a story without it being considered non-fiction/autobiographical? How much of your personal experiences do you put into your fictional writing, and how do you make sure you're writing fiction, and not just an autobiographical account?