Turning Life Into Fiction

Robin Hemley
Published in 2006
by Graywolf Press

In this manual, Robin Hemley guides writers through the process of incorporating and fictionalizing real people, events, experiences, and anecdotes. Filled with exercises for generating ideas from daily life and strategies for “molding the factual material to the specifications of one’s fictional world,” this expanded second edition also includes an appendix with the complete texts of many of the short stories referred to throughout the book.