Including Real People in a Story

I have met some amazing people.

It is that I observe more, in general, or I embellish and expand narratives, but the result is the same.

Incredible characters.

I can’t resist the lure of using many of them in my writing. Whether I am basing the character in whole or in part, in print, they gain immortality.

Using real people as characters in stories can be a powerful way to bring a narrative to life. It can add depth and realism to the story while also allowing viewers to connect with the characters on a more personal level.

If the event is fact-based, it can become a fine line between staying true to the telling and still protecting people in the writer’s life.

However, when using real people as characters, it is essential to consider their identities and how they might be affected by being included in the story. Care must be taken to ensure that confidential information is kept secure and that all parties know their rights and responsibilities. By doing this, writers can use real people as characters without compromising their safety or privacy.

There are legal consequences for harming a person’s character, whether intentionally or not.

Libel is a form of defamation in which a person’s character or real identity is presented in a false and damaging light. When libel occurs, it can cause serious harm to the affected individual’s reputation and financial damage. Litigation for libel is vital to protect people from having their confidential information exposed and their reputations damaged.

Trust is an essential element of any relationship, whether personal or professional. When trust is broken, it can have severe consequences. It can lead to a breakdown in communication and the loss of real identities and confidential information.

The damage caused by a breach of trust can be severe and long-lasting. It can lead to feelings of betrayal, anger, hurt, and mistrust that may take years to heal. In some cases, it may even cause permanent damage to relationships between people or within organizations.

Writers must understand the importance of trust to protect themselves from such breaches. By understanding how characters interact with each other and taking steps to ensure that confidential information remains secure, we can reduce the likelihood of damage.

Staying true to the core plot of a story is essential for any successful narrative. It requires the writer to be sensitive and respectful toward the characters, their real identities, and their confidential information. For a story to be believable, the writer must ensure that all characters remain faithful to their real-life counterparts. This means that they should not be portrayed unrealistically or exaggeratedly.

It is also essential for writers to maintain confidentiality regarding specific details about the characters’ lives or backgrounds. This will help them stay true to the core plot of a story. At the same time, it ensures none of its elements are fabricated or exaggerated to make it more interesting.

Although, exaggeration is crucial in taking a so-so telling and turning it into a written piece readers enjoy and remember.

Describe your most memorable character in your writing, or recount a horror story of fact and fiction colliding. The worse, the better; in a comment below.

Author: morgan77young

I write fiction and article content. Living in the PNW, dreaming of the Sierras.

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