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SoCS & #JusJoJan the 14th – Once upon a time


Once upon a time … You’d think this would be easy for me, wouldn’t you?

I tell stories all the time.

And yet, every single time I write one, I ask myself, Is this autobiographical? Am I writing about me?

I don’t want to write about me when I write fiction, so I try to steer away from it.

But I think it’s a common thing for writers to wonder. How else can we write aside from relaying what we’ve observed about the world? And how much of those things, those experiences, has seeped in to make us who we are?


I didn’t want to get philosophical with this.

Who came up with this prompt anyway?!?


I did.


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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

24 thoughts on “SoCS & #JusJoJan the 14th – Once upon a time

  1. Pingback: Colours of Anxiety – Timelessly

  2. You never know where a tale will take you, once upon at time….๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž


  3. Aha! See, that is why I loudly proclaim that I am not a writer! I can add whatever the heck I want. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I think most of our stories have an element of us in them .
    Life is fodder for our imagination!


  5. Most of the responses were autobiographical but some did write fairytales too.


  6. We can get tangled up in our own stories, Linda. But sometimes, it’s OK.


  7. Yes a deep thoughts for to chew on!
    I loved this prompt so much it was really fun ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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  8. And here I thought you were going to come up with a brilliant tale! ๐Ÿ˜€ only kidding, it was great Linda! ๐Ÿ™‚


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