A few semesters back, I took a very interesting course at my university that focused on writing various forms of creative non-fiction. A common theme of the semester, especially during the memoir unit, was how creative can one be in their writing and still consider it to be non-fiction? When I began writing, I did not think that this would be an issue for me, but as I tackled more personal topics I found myself wanted to portray those who I cared about in a more positive light. Additionally, a part of me wanted to tweak details of events to make them seem more dramatic. This brings me to my question: Are we, when writing a piece to be categorized as creative non-fiction, expected to tell only the truth about the events we are writing about? Where do we draw the line between writing creatively and lying?