I'm taking a fiction writing course this semester, and we have to write two short stories of about 12 pages each.
I want to write a story about someone with an eating disorder- it's been begging to be told for some time but I have no idea how to write it, and I feel like writing about such a serious topic could backfire horrible if the writing isn't good.
My other worry in using it for class is that people will easily guess that I have or have had an eating disorder, one of those people being my close friend who I haven't told.
I'll decide myself whether or not to share it with the class but I'd like to get your input as well. Do you think sharing the story is a horrible idea?