Education/Mentors | My First Book | Critics/Reviews • Writers' Confessions

Education/Mentors | My First Book | Critics/Reviews • Writers Confessions

Release date:

2005

Running time:

24 minutes

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No

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Stephanie Bolster relished her creative writing degree because she was able to build a writing community. Sally Cooper gave up workshops to practice making her own editorial choices. Camilla Gibb ended up with a Ph.D. in Anthropology because a teacher advised her not to study English Lit if she wanted to be a writer. These and other writers discuss the impact of education on their careers, the magic of seeing their words in print, and the excruciating task of reading and writing reviews.

Writers featured in this episode:

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

 

Titles included in this series:
Childhood | Young Writer | Adulthood
Choosing To Be a Writer | After Success | Business and Money
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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