Writing Tips in a continuing series of essays. This is copyrighted work. #NonFicSpotlight I'll open with the essay "How Autobiography Works in Fiction" and move on from there. Your comments and questions are welcome. I want to help writers emerge, be brave, and take risks. More essays on invention, point of view, on conflict, round characters, dialogue and layering to deepen meaning will follow, as time goes by. With heartfelt thanks for the cover by @ShannonKellie, poet extraordinaire, thinker extraordinaire and now graphic artist extraordinaire. More about me is on my profile and website: www.maryltabor.com. Let's get started. Cover image from wikimedia commons: Kobayash Kokei- Magnolia Tree.