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Fictional Memoir? Che Cazzo (Adult Fiction)


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#1 EmperorOfTheNorth

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

I am struggling now that I am working on the query etc.

My novel is Adult fiction. But it is told like a memoir.

The MC is an addict new in recovery. The novel covers age 5 to age 21 and explains his upbringing in a dysfunctional family, his adventures growing up and how everything that occurred led to his becoming an addict.

The problem is that people seem to make a distinction between fiction and a memoir. How can one explain a fictional memoir?
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:32 PM

I do know of autobiographical fiction. I have read much of it. But I'm not about to admit ever having engaged in the shenanigans of my MC.
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 06:18 PM

I think the latter is out of vogue. Adult Fiction in Memoir style works.

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

Maybe there can be some conceit in your book that explains why the protagonist is writing in memoir form. For instance, his therapist has suggested that he write a memoir narration for therapeutic purposes. Or, he's in jail and trying to make sense of his life through writing a memoir. Something like that.



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:46 PM

The primary genre is fiction - like a novel that reads like a diary. Personally, and I'm no expert or professional, but I understand what "fictional memoir" means. It's a memoir that is fictional; it's fiction written like a memoir. 



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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:47 PM

Maybe there can be some conceit in your book that explains why the protagonist is writing in memoir form. For instance, his therapist has suggested that he write a memoir narration for therapeutic purposes. Or, he's in jail and trying to make sense of his life through writing a memoir. Something like that.


Actually he is explaining himself to a couple of gents in hopes of being accepted into a community for survivors of various tragedies of life.
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