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25th Mar, 2020 05:17:05 PM

There's I Should Write a Book About This. Also It's for a Book when the book is just an excuse for the interview and the questions are for something other than a book.

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25th Mar, 2020 05:32:44 PM

I Should Write a Book About This: I thought this trope only relates to characters that are involved in the story's event? Alice, as noted above, is not in any way involved in whatever happened to Bob; she just heard him recalling it. Does it count?

It's for a Book does not apply; Alice is indeed in a Writer's Block.

25th Mar, 2020 08:13:52 PM

I think I Should Write a Book About This applies to the situation as much as who the actual author is — often the person whose experience it is isn't a writer, so they collaborate with someone who is — but there's also just Based on a True Story for when the writer is telling someone else's true story. I think the two can overlap depending on how they arrive at the decision to tell the story.

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