Where does real life end and fiction begin? This workshop examines how creative use of the imagination can take the facts of real life and the “what if” of fiction and weave them into a compelling story. We’ll explore the shape-shifting of memory, truth vs. fact, creating composite characters, compression of time and place and the urge of the intuitive mind to recast the events of our lives into stories that reveal the truth of our experiences and the commonalties of humankind. We’ll also answer two important questions: 1) whose story is it anyhow? And, 2) can I get sued for writing this?