I Want To Write A Book About My Childhood, But Unsure Of How To Stay Anonymous
I have been writing for nearly my whole life, mostly for my own therapy. My last therapist had me start doing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and he said that he thought I should be a writer. Looking back, I remember an English teacher telling me the same thing. Being a person who dismisses compliments and embraces insults, I never attempted it. Lately I have been sharing my writing with my spouse, and he been very encouraging about my doing it. Since the writing that I do is about my own painful experiences, I think that the only way I could accomplish this is to be anonymous about it. Can this be done and how risky is it? In the long run, I would like to be open about it, but I am concerned about my children and how it would affect them. I am also concerned about being recognized, particularly by someone from my troubled past. I am unsure of how I would handle a perpetrator if I were to come into contact with them. I'd like to hear any thoughts on this topic.