People make assumptions about your own life when you write in the first person, Christine Duval says.
I once read that when you write in first person and there is anything in your story that is familiar to your life, everyone begins making assumptions. And those assumptions are that your book is an autobiography hiding behind the guise of fiction. “What parts of this story are true?” they wonder. And they try to draw lines between what they know about you as a person, a friend, a mother even, and what they’ve read in your book. [More]