April 6, 2010
People assume your writing is autobiographical. You could mention methane storms on Venus and friends would comment, ďI didnít know you had been to Venus.Ē It is amazing what people think I have done based on my writing. True, a lot of it is based on my experiences. I say, I didnít actually do that, but I would not have been able to write it if I had not lived the life I did. There are situations I have written about that actually happened, but they are so fictionalized and embroidered that they barely resemble the real event.