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  1. Jabby J

    Jabby J Member

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    Biomythography

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Jabby J, Dec 6, 2011.

    Where does it fall on a fictional/non fictional level. I want to piece together a biography, but with some things changed a bit... Basically my life, but a bit embellished to make things interesting or because I don't remember the facts entirely. I was going to post a bit of it, but wasn't sure where to put it.
     
  2. arron89

    arron89 Banned

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    All biographies are artificial to an extent.

    *inserts Lady Gaga (!) quote about how the lie is more truthful because you created it*
     
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    if you embellish it, it's no longer an 'autobiography' [fyi, a 'biography' is someone else's life story, not your own]...

    google james frey for what happens when you gild your own lily...
     
  4. Prophetsnake

    Prophetsnake Contributing Member

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    Biomythography? Is this where you document your life as an elf?
     

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