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Apr
22
comment How do I avoid legal repercussions for writing a story based on events in my life?
Great advice, but wouldn't the drastic change require reclassification of the book's genre from nonfiction to fiction?
Apr
20
comment How do I avoid legal repercussions for writing a story based on events in my life?
Based on everyone's advice, I hope to write the story from beginning to end before I muster up the courage to see a lawyer (or anyone in the editing/publishing world for that matter). You mention that despite accuracy I could still ultimately face scrutiny at the legal level from the individuals I choose to document. However gory this may sound, and heck I'm willing to wait even after I'm long gone, would it help if I waited until they passed away? Couldn't the individual's family choose to pursue it? (I mean even if I alter the name, how many previous managers have I really ever had)
Apr
19
comment How do I avoid legal repercussions for writing a story based on events in my life?
@justkt Of course, thanks.
Apr
19
comment How do I avoid legal repercussions for writing a story based on events in my life?
Good question. I went ahead and updated the question. However, I should note, the individual themselves did nothing that could be deemed 'illegal' but plain immoral.
Apr
19
comment How do I avoid legal repercussions for writing a story based on events in my life?
This is the first time I've ever posed the question (written or verbally). I find your answer to be quite helpful, however, where I can hope to find legal advice? I mean where do you find such a lawyer. Also, I think changing names, places and appearances (places, mostly) would take away some of the luster and realism, but I guess that's another question for the lawyer. :)