Your worry should be less about protecting your life story from being written by someone else and more about protecting yourself from a lawsuit arising from the contents of the story you write.What is the name of your state? California
I am pitching my true life story idea to various authors and book publishers. What kind of legal protections do I have? What kind of precautions should I take to protect my story and idea?
Right. And I agree a forum for writers would be helpful to Erik as are books on the business of writing. The Knight site linked to earlier is also helpful - this especially if Erik wants to tackle writing his story on his own and needs information on the legal aspects of writing.Writers Market/Writers Digest are the same people. The book is sort of a database but the company publishes lots of useful books on a number of subjects, publishes a magazine, AND has their own set of forums which is more on topic to what Erik wants to do than this forum will ever be.