Post Reply Writing a biography(or autobiography) of a fictional character?
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Posted 3/24/16
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I've decided to write a biography(or autobiography) about a fictional character. And I need to know if it's really called a biography or just some work of fiction. The same way you would write a biography or autobiography of a real life person I'll be doing that but for a fictional person. What do you call it?


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Ah, I think it's called "Fictional Biography".

It is a niche genre in literature. Here's a couple of links with some info:
http://woldnewtonresource.wikia.com/wiki/Fictional_Biography

Fictional Biography is a genre wherein an author writes an account of a person's life where that person is actually a fictional character (or leastways, is generally thought to be). An example would be the satirical Augustus Carp, Esq., By Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man, published anonymously in 1924 (later confirmed to have been written by Sir Henry Howarth Bashford). In Wold Newton circles, however, the general assumption is that the book will have been written about a pre-existing figure.


http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/27/top-10-fictitious-biographis-jonathan-gibbs-nabokov
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1stladyent wrote:

Ah, I think it's called "Fictional Biography".

It is a niche genre in literature. Here's a couple of links with some info:
http://woldnewtonresource.wikia.com/wiki/Fictional_Biography

Fictional Biography is a genre wherein an author writes an account of a person's life where that person is actually a fictional character (or leastways, is generally thought to be). An example would be the satirical Augustus Carp, Esq., By Himself: Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man, published anonymously in 1924 (later confirmed to have been written by Sir Henry Howarth Bashford). In Wold Newton circles, however, the general assumption is that the book will have been written about a pre-existing figure.


http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/27/top-10-fictitious-biographis-jonathan-gibbs-nabokov


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I feel like you jump into a new project every day and have like 50 ideas for stories that you are planning to start xD
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sundin13 wrote:

I feel like you jump into a new project every day and have like 50 ideas for stories that you are planning to start xD


I have a problem with that. Everyday I'm getting a new idea for a story but I never fully start it.
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