Writing Life Alternatives | Diversions | "I Can't Not Write" • Writers' Confessions

Writing Life Alternatives | Diversions | I Cant Not Write • Writers Confessions

Release date:

2005

Running time:

24 minutes

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Robert Sawyer believes he would have pursued paleontology if he hadn't become a writer. Diane Baker Mason is just grateful she got out of an ill-fitting career as a legal secretary. Morley Torgov continues to work as a lawyer by day and has always preferred it to the cloistered writer's life. These and other authors discuss possible, past and parallel careers, activities outside of writing that keep them sane, and the strength of their compulsion to write.

Writers featured in this episode:

Diane Baker Mason
Jonathan Bennett
Stevie Cameron
Sally Cooper
Tess Fragoulis
Camilla Gibb
Douglas Glover
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
Tim Lilburn
George Murray
  Robert Priest
Ray Robertson
Elizabeth Ruth
Robert Sawyer
Antanas Sileika
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
Fame | The Making of a Book: Agents, Cover and Tours | Book Readings
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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