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Thinking of Writing a Novel

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I've been interested in writing a story about someone and how they played a role in my life for a while now. I most likely can't get their approval if I wrote about them. Does anyone know the legality of my story? Obviously, I would change details, but what am I legally allowed to write about someone without their consent. Does anyone have any guides to writing stories?
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┬╗ACP    33421
I'm pretty sure it's protected under freedom of speech. There has obviously been a lot of non-fiction that's portrayed one or more characters in a negative light.
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N e J i    902
My advice would be, write first, think about this stuff afterwards. It sounds like you know what and how you want to write and that's the most important thing, so just do it. You can then seek advice from lawyers and editors on how to handle this matter.
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Ammit    5159
Yeah honestly, if the story is good enough, then change the names as you see fit.
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Katy Perry    294
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/K4xXSlGKKrY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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