An interesting online conversation about fact and fiction:
- The Nail Your Novel blog discusses when and why an author might choose to write memoir versus fiction (or a hybrid of the two). —thanks to @dirtywhitecandy
- A Writer’s Digest post discusses legal implications of choices of character name and characterization, sparked by a lawsuit against Kathryn Stockett for “unpermitted appropriation” of a real person’s name and image in The Help, and subsequent emotional distress. (Also read the March 16, 2011, comment by onyx, at the bottom of the page.) —thanks to @LynetteBenton
- And the Rights for Writers blog discusses legal liability for authors of memoir. —thanks to @elizabethscraig
In a useful post with an outrageous title, an editor writes about editing, with love.
—thanks to @KOKEdit
And The New York Times says some publishers seem to be deciding that “if e-books are about ease and expedience … then print books need to be about physical beauty and the pleasures of owning, not just reading.”