Hi Pat. Ann Lamont says that if people in your life recognize themselves in your writing and object to the way they are portrayed, then they should have behaved better. But yes, change names and fictionalize so you don’t create unwanted drama in your life. Many writers worry about people identifying with characters in their writing who are not portrayed in a good light. Oh well, the truth hurts. Thanks for sharing.

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