Writer? | What "Normal" People Think of Writers | Writers on Writers • Writers' Confessions

Writer? | What Normal People Think of Writers | Writers on Writers • Writers Confessions

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Camilla Gibb finds that people assume writers must have monumental egos to make their thoughts so public. Tim Lilburn believes writing, like any contemplative act, resists the dominant North American culture of constant activity. Guy Vanderhaeghe wryly observes, "Fuzzy notions of celebrity, wealth or the sage's role still perplexingly attach themselves to the word 'writer.'" These and other authors explore what it means to identify as a writer, how other people react to writers, and how they themselves perceive fellow writers.

Writers featured in this episode:

Diane Baker Mason
Jonathan Bennett
Stephanie Bolster
Sally Cooper
Michael Crummey
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
Fame | The Making of a Book: Agents, Cover and Tours | Book Readings
Writing Life Alternatives | Diversions | "I Can't Not Write"
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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