Cross the line..or annihilate it?
I'm working a piece right now, that is based on a real person but the story is fictional. The person is me and the story is what could have been my life (had certain things not come into play). I grew up in somewhat of a religious cult (for the moment, I'll keep what group it is hush) and they are extremely private. If I were to get this story into circulation it could cause a uproar, with my family and with the religious groups. I'm going to write it regardless but I'm having issues with the matter of respect. How much is too much? I tend to go way over the line with most of my writing and I'm not out to hurt people. I'm wondering that since I'm doing it anyway should I go balls out and be 100% honest? I think so, I guess I'm just worried about how it will be received. I don't want to end up on Oprah or something.
If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.
Hunter S. Thompson