Topic: Marie Calloway

What’s So Bad About ‘Oversharing’, Anyway?

What's So Bad About 'Oversharing', Anyway?

There’s been a lot of noise made of late about all the “oversharing” young people (especially young writers) are doing these days, and how it’s bad and scary. The idea goes, I guess, that if the content of a story is inspired by one’s own life, that story loses validity as a work of fiction (why? It just does!), and by the way, does your mother know what you’ve been up to? I’m here to tell you why this idea is intellectually baseless, and also that I will not get off your lawn. More »