Sometimes a story calls out for the use of celebrities or other real people as characters in the plot line.
But many people, famous or otherwise, are not interested in being written about in a novel.
Here are three things you need to keep in mind when using real people in your fiction:
- The right of publicity;
- Defamation; and
- Invasion of privacy.
For some pointers on how to handle celebrities or other real people as characters in your story, visit The Better Novel Project where my guest post on the subject can be found.