Choosing To Be a Writer | After Success | Business and Money • Writers' Confessions

Choosing To Be a Writer | After Success | Business and Money • Writers Confessions

Release date:

2005

Running time:

24 minutes

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Douglas Glover chooses to write because he believes it's a revolutionary act. Michael Crummey actually hoped to make money at it. Ray Robertson finds it gives him a sense of purpose, but even so encourages aspiring writers, "If you can stop, do it." These and other writers examine writing as a career choice, being in the public eye, and staying afloat financially through writing.

Writers featured in this episode:

Diane Baker Mason
Jonathan Bennett
Stephanie Bolster
Stevie Cameron
Sally Cooper
Michael Crummey
Tess Fragoulis
Camilla Gibb
Douglas Glover
Tim Lilburn
George Murray
  Tim O'Brien
Robert Priest
Ray Robertson
Elizabeth Ruth
Robert Sawyer
Antanas Sileika
Russell Smith
Cathy Stonehouse
Cordelia Strube
Morley Torgov
Guy Vanderhaeghe

 

Titles included in this series:
Childhood | Young Writer | Adulthood
Education/Mentors | My First Book | Critics/Reviews
Autobiography/Biography | Writing to Explore and Find Meaning | Dreams, Emotion and the Subconscious
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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