Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Phone numbers: 904 714 2272 904 303 2679

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The Fictionalized Truth

I have named my work,Fictionalized Truths’, many have asked why…
I tell them because everything I write is someone’s truth, I have simply chosen to present it in a fictionalized form…
Does this mean that I am writing someone’s biography and changing the names to protect the guilty?
Absolutely not…
What I am saying is that the truth is often simpler, yet more complicated than we want to admit and nothing is cut and dry…
For instance my trilogy is about a love triangle,
One that actually works,
Most people say, ‘I could never do that.’
‘That would never work’
Well, babies, I am here to tell you that there are so many permeations of love and relationships…
And everything has been done,
Just because someone is not telling you the minute details of their lives doesn’t mean it isn’t going on,
And that it doesn’t work for them…
Because what usually complicates and tears life apart isn’t what,
People know that is going on in their own lives,
What other people know or are saying,
My characters have an uncanny ability not to be as concerned with what others,
Or say,
Which allows them to live,
As they have chosen,
In books what muddles it up for people is,
If there is a love triangle,
There is usually untold drama,
Someone has to get beat up, or killed,
Or at a minimum left or divorced,
So many books are written about what we feel MUST happen,
Instead of what potentially could happen,
Or just might happen,
That is what I try do, I write about what could happen,
Or what might happen,
And probably should happen,
Dependent upon who is involved,
Why they are involved,
And if in the greater scheme of things it is worth it…
Most of my ideas come from real life observations,
I can have a conversation with someone and one phrase or statement,
Will become a short story or a novel,
Or I can sit quietly in a park, observing folks and create in my head,
Based upon their body language or how they look what their story could be…
Then my mission becomes to tell it as truthfully as I can,
In a fictionalized format…
It is just that simple…



Gwyneth Bolton said...

Thinking outside of the box and imagining other possibilities is always good and in fiction writing it makes for great stories... No wonder you're so good. :-)


Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks my sistah! I am trying...

love and blessings,

Jennifer C. said...

Truth is a little harder to swallow. But when it is fictionalized it goes down smoother. If it works, and keeps we the readers coming back for more why no do it? I know I love it.

**I see you are even crossing the water into video promotions. I like.

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Yeah, I guess because when it is fictionalized it is someone else's truth, giggling...
Yeah MAmm Productions is seeing where we want to go with the video thing, that is a start...thanks

mama deep

nickyjett said...

And that is why you are a writer! Dang even your blogs about your stories are good!

Angelia Vernon Menchan said...

Thanks Nickyjett,
I appreciate that...

Love and Blessings,

Lleeo said...

"So many books are written about what we feel MUST happen,
Instead of what potentially could happen,
Or just might happen..."

This really resonates with me because I've often been surprised by the way many writers flout convention and archetypes (which I see a lot of in genre fiction). What's wonderful about it is that often they make me realize that I've unconsciously been accepting these conventions and archetypes as the only truth, the only possible reality. I sometimes shout out in my mind: "Hey! You can't do that! That's against the unwritten rules! Oh, wait a minute..." ;)

Great post, Angelia. :)

Anonymous said...

Got your email. Trailer is looking good.

Yasmin said...

Kewl book trailer!