Sunday, March 12, 2006

Podcast #4: Writing About Real People & Experiences

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Hello All,

Well podcast 4# is finally available, after a rather long hiatus.

In the last podcast (part one of this two-part episode), I dealt with the controversy surrounding the book, A Million Little Pieces, written by James Frey, published by Doubleday and selected by Oprah as a book club selection. In that episode, also explored the actual or perceived differences between memoir and autobiography.

In this episode, which is part two, I will discuss some key points about how to mention real people and experiences in your work without exposing yourself to legal liability. Specifically, we’ll take a look at libel and the rights of privacy and publicity.

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Write and shine,

Tonya Evans-Walls, your Lit law host


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