Writing: Heaven & Hell | Writer's Block | Angst and Rejection • Writers' Confessions

Writing: Heaven & Hell | Writers Block | Angst and Rejection • Writers Confessions

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Part of the Writers' Confessions series

Cordelia Strube calls writing "complete madness" and hopes her daughter never considers a career in it. Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer continually encounters surprises in her work and takes great joy in these unexpected revelations. Morley Torgov subscribes to Dorothy Parker's viewpoint-"I hate writing, but I love having written." These and other writers consider the pros and cons of writing, the spectre of writer's block, and the value of the inevitable rejections.

Writers featured in this episode:

Diane Baker Mason
Jonathan Bennett
Stephanie Bolster
Sally Cooper
Michael Crummey
Tess Fragoulis
Camilla Gibb
Douglas Glover
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer
George Murray
  Tim O'Brien
Ray Robertson
Elizabeth Ruth
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
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
Where Do All the Ideas Come From | Using Real Life to Make Fiction | Intuition vs. Intellect

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