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Revolting Footnotes

The thing about life, is that it’s just not storyshaped.  All those people who say ooh you could write a story about my life – are basically talking a load of bollox.  Mostly, this is because if you start onceuponatime so and so was born and then write till today, it’s boring.  I know, I’ve tried it myself.  Drying paint died of terminal tedium reading my life story.  You have to extract a plot out of it and then you have to change some details.  Unless your nonfiction is already plotshaped, you really just need to kick its arse into fiction, using your poetic licence, your prose one and any other tricks you have up your inkstained sleeve.  You have to be brutal also – don’t write for nobody but yo’ muse.