Where Do All the Ideas Come From | Using Real Life to Make Fiction | Intuition vs. Intellect • Writers' Confessions

Where Do All the Ideas Come From | Using Real Life to Make Fiction | Intuition vs. Intellect • Writers Confessions

Release date:

2006

Running time:

24 minutes

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Alistair McLeod believes writers write about what worries them. Paul Quarrington is a frequent viewer of Jerry Springer and Maury Povich because talk-show stories are often stranger than fiction. Francisco Goldman once dreamt scenes for a book during a hallucinatory bout of dysentery. These and other writers discuss their sources for material, the risk of writing about people you know and whether they favour gut feelings or more conscious decision-making in the writing process.

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
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

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