Quote of the Day—Ernest Hemingway

Right now I love this quote. Since my current novel is largely based on experiences I actually had, I constantly have to find the balance between sharing enough and sharing too much. Hemingway offers a good reminder to writers here (especially writers of semi autobiographical fiction): avoid getting too caught up in the details and just focus on telling a good story—even if you have to omit certain aspects.

Have you ever written anything based on your own life? How did you express your memories without going overboard?

Today's prompt: Write a short, fictional story based on personal experience, keeping in mind Hemingway's quote.

Leave your story in the comments below!