How much are you putting yourself out for a lawsuit if you write about something that happened to you yet change all the names and a little bit of the events to write a fiction story? With the way some people are sue happy, if they thought it was them in the story could they sue you?
They'd have to prove it, which would be hard if you changed it enough.
" ... if you write about something that happened to you yet change all the names and a little bit of the events to write a fiction story ... "
But that´s what most writers do, to write about something that either happened to themselves or to other people. Writers draw their inspiration from reality mostly.
They only sue if you made money.
Are your people realy that interesting? Then make them MORE SO.
Change gender, age, color, religion, employeement, state, country.
Add layers of other problems to these people. Make them more stupid or smart as the story dictates.
Your editor will ensure it won't. If he thinks it will, he won't allow it.
Geez, the whole Law and Order series and its spinoffs wouldn't exist if you couldn't do that! All of their plots are based on actual events.
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