Discussion in 'By the Genre' started by fataldream, Jun 10, 2009.
That was a bit cruel.
To be fair though, with the rise in these autobiographical stories on the horrors one goes through in childhood and adolescence, I'd recommend just reading some of the others, and seeing how they were done. Dave Peltzer seems to have been the yard stick for format and timelining.
Have you considered not writing an autobiography, and plowing your experiences into fiction instead? I mean, I could write a similarly miserable tome about my terrible life (mainly in my teenage years), but it doens't really appeal to me, tbh. I'd rather pick up, look forwards and take out my anger and other emotions on fictional characters of whom I'm completely in control of.
It's completely personal of course. And if you do pursue the autobiographical route, I sinecerely hope not everyone is as flash judgemental as the other poster in this post.
Well I don't know much about mental health wards, but I've treated patients who've spent their whole adult lives in one, so it's plausible enough for me.
I've only spent a night in one, and by god, that was enough for me. Proved I was sane, at least!
Perhaps this anger comes out of resentment or fear? Are you trying to deflect? Are you maybe scared of something that you cannot be brave enough to say about your own childhood?
Or perhaps it is just that there is a mental institution out there with a bed for you.
Whatever, you are very cruel, and god help you when you pluck up the courage to post something writing, personal or otherwise that's not taking the mick out of someone else.
I have a funny feeling he wont ever post anything again (or anything constructive).
Anyway - just do what you feel right follow your instincts. A biography is not as interesting as say a fictional piece of writing.
Please excuse the gibbering moron. He has been escorted off the premises and handed over to his kindergarten teacher.
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