Today one of my students said she should leave my class because she wants to write the story of her life, and not fiction. But is there a difference? Once I tried to write my autobiography. The ms was very thin. ‘Write it as though it was one of your novels,’ my agent said. ‘But this is fact, not fiction,’ I told him. ‘There is probably more fiction in an autobiography than in any novel,’ he said. Right?
The picture is the cover I drew for my students first collection of stories. It’s available from LULU.com on POD.