Writing About Others

CNF Writing Academy Week 8

“If I write about my life I am, inevitably, writing about others, because no man is an island.”

--Phillip Lopate 

 In 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel was fired for making up part of a nonfiction story published in the magazine. In his 2006 book True Story: Murder, Mayhem, Mea Culpa he said, “I thought I’d get away with it. I was writin…

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