Autobiographical Fiction versus Creative Nonfiction

In the rebranding of writing, I suppose there’s nothing more confusing and irksome than the change of autobiographical fiction into creative nonfiction. They are basically the same thing, and the more accurate term to describe the genre is autobiographical fiction. So how and why did the idea of a fictional story based on real events morph into nonfiction embellished with creative elements? Continue Reading

Suicide is Painless

The apparent suicide of Robin Williams is a great tragedy. He was certainly a guy tuned into the collective humour of humanity. He felt things deeply and brought people together in laughter.

Unfortunately, I’ve been seeing an idea offered in the media that his death means creativity and suicide are connected. What an antiquated, wrong notion. Continue Reading