Fame | The Making of a Book: Agents, Covers and Tours | Book Readings • Writers' Confessions

Fame | The Making of a Book: Agents, Covers and Tours | Book Readings • Writers Confessions

Release date:

2005

Running time:

24 minutes

Formats:

Available on DVD

Closed Captioned:

No

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Guy Vanderhaeghe thinks writers should take their work seriously, but not themselves. Elizabeth Ruth tries to avoid the cult of personality that forms around successful authors. Russell Smith has dodged criticism from other writers for being too visible. These and other writers discuss the public life of a writer, their working relationships with agents and publishers, and what they gain from giving readings.

Writers featured in this episode:

Stephanie Bolster
Sally Cooper
Tess Fragoulis
Camilla Gibb
Douglas Glover
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Tim Lilburn
George Murray
Robert Priest
Ray Robertson
  Elizabeth Ruth
Robert Sawyer
Antanas Sileika
Russell Smith
Cathy Stonehouse
Cordelia Strube
Morley Torgov
Guy Vanderhaeghe
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
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
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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