Fiction Novel?

by saimira tola
(rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Question: I am writing a book which will be not a short novel and it will involve true facts of a girl's life ending up in slavery. at the same time it will have fictional elements. So far, I am not sure what genre does this kind of combination falls under?

Thank you in advance for helping me with some info on this.

Answer: I believe the correct term for what you are writing is a "fictionalized biography."

Note: it does make a difference whether the girl in this story is a famous person, known to most readers, or someone unknown. If she is unknown, you may need her permission to write about her life. Famous people have already lost control of their public image to some extent. However, you have to be careful not to slander or libel famous people.

Best of luck.

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