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Truth, Lie, Essential Truth—How to Figure out the Ethics of Your Memoir

  When we talk about “essential Truth” what do we mean as memoirists? How much room do we have to create scenes, dialogue, and “characters” from the flotsam of memories? What are the “rules” of memoir anyway? Memoirists are always on the firing line it seems, in danger of being accused of making things up or “fictionalizing,” and there is…

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