Posted on 04/21/2021 at 10:50 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s tempting as a writer to borrow from your own life, and it’s equally tempting, as a reader, to wonder what an author has in fact borrowed from his or her life.

Writer Samantha Downing admits that her story of a family grudge is based on her own family — and that at the same time, it’s completely fictional.

What do we mean by that?

Check out Downing’s four tips for writing about family grudges at Writer’s Digest to understand.

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