‘Writers use people’s experiences as their raw materials; distorting, or otherwise exaggerating them, to suit their purposes. In other words, they exploit people… But I think our excuse is that we do so for a reason.’
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Royal Literary Fund writers explore how their writing relates to the people around them, taking in everything from working with community groups to dealing with isolation.