Autobiography/Biography | Writing To Explore and Find Meaning | Dreams, Emotion and the Subconscious • Writers' Confessions

Autobiography/Biography | Writing To Explore and Find Meaning | Dreams, Emotion and the Subconscious • Writers Confessions

Release date:

2005

Running time:

24 minutes

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Elizabeth Ruth thinks it's a curiously Canadian habit to believe fiction is autobiographical. Tim O'Brien borrows freely from his life, but moves past the limits of his own experience. Mary Lou Zeitoun finds it unsporting to use the mishaps of loved ones as material. These and other writers talk about how close to home they choose to write, how writing has helped them negotiate the outside world, and how important it is to surrender to the inner world when crafting stories.

Writers featured in this episode:

Diane Baker Mason
Jonathan Bennett
Stephanie Bolster
Sally Cooper
Michael Crummey
Camilla Gibb
Douglas Glover
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Tim Lilburn
Tim O'Brien
  Robert Priest
Ray Robertson
Elizabeth Ruth
Robert Sawyer
Antanas Sileika
Russell Smith
Cathy Stonehouse
Cordelia Strube
Morley Torgov
Mary-Lou Zeitoun

Titles included in this series:
Childhood | Young Writer | Adulthood
Education/Mentors | My First Book | Critics/Reviews
Choosing To Be a Writer | After Success | Business and Money
Writing: Heaven & Hell | Writer's Block | Angst and Rejection
Solitude and Other Writers | Home and Family | The Reader
Fame | The Making of a Book: Agents, Cover and Tours | Book Readings
Writing Life Alternatives | Diversions | "I Can't Not Write"
Writer? | What "Normal" People Think of Writers | Writers on Writers
Writing as a Job | Writing Methods | Forms of Writing
The Writing Environment | An Office of My Own | "Style": An Approach to Writing
Self-Discipline | Research | Editing
Land and the Word | Spirituality of Writing | Motives and Aspirations
Finding the Voice | Re-Write, Re-Write, Re-Write, Re-Write | Editors
Writing with a Reader in Mind | Communicating with an Audience | Book Readings
A Writer's Mentality | The Physical Act of Writing | The Writer's Struggle
Where Do All the Ideas Come From | Using Real Life to Make Fiction | Intuition vs. Intellect

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