A Writer's Mentality | The Physical Act of Writing | The Writer's Struggle • Writers' Confessions

A Writers Mentality | The Physical Act of Writing | The Writers Struggle • Writers Confessions

Release date:

2006

Running time:

24 minutes

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No

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Anita Desai considers herself a "generational dinosaur" because she prefers paper and pen. Susan Swan dictates her work, after years as a reporter trained her to tell a story into the telephone. Shauna Singh Baldwin continually pours early ideas into a "frag file" on her computer and finds that characters' voices begin to emerge. These and other authors consider the self-involvement needed to write, the practical steps they take to get their ideas down each day and how they manage to keep at it through rough patches.

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

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