When Fiction Won’t Let You Lie to Yourself

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Why do we incorporate our personal lives into works of fiction? And how do we know when to stop?

In a post for the New York Times‘s “Draft” series, “about the art and craft of writing,” Rumpus columnist Peter Orner recalls a long-ago event that his psyche can’t shake: as a child, he stole a pair of nice gloves from his father.

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