Families provide great material for writers but it can come at a cost. What are the ethical and psychological consequences for “outing” personal connections? When is it your story to tell? How do you negotiate stories with opposing versions? Lissa McLaughlin discusses how her family of origin still informs her work on the level of structure, metaphor, even pronoun choice. In a short exercise, participants are invited to camouflage some aspect of family (however they define this slippery term). Questions and concerns are encouraged.