Is it admissible to reconstruct conversations and details?

by Tami

I have been asked to pen the amazing story of a husband and wife who were divorced and then remarried through remarkable circumstances. I want to personalize the book with as many details and true accounts of conversations as possible but is it acceptable to reconstruct conversations that obviously were not recorded? What is the guideline for including conversations that are not actually verbatim? Also, when writing a non-fiction book like this is it best to write it in first person or third person, as told to me?

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Jun 29, 2015

by: Mary

This is called creative nonfiction. Or memoir. You can include a disclaimer at the start of the book or story indicating that the conversations and quotes therein are not verbatim, but to the best of the subject's recollection.

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