Imagine this: you pick up a story and begin reading only to discover that the story seems to be about you. The main character has your name. He repeats all of your favorite phrases. His friends are all people that you know, and the story seems to be drawn from your life. In fact, as you read, you realize that you know every single scene that will come up. Would you read on? Probably not for long. You’d grow bored with it. It’s too familiar.