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The Writing Life: Getting underway

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  • Interviewees

    Glendinning, Victoria, Hensher, Philip, Morpurgo, Michael, Rankin, Ian, Ziegler, Philip

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    O'Reilly, Sarah

  • Abstract

    In this selection of extracts biographers and novelists describe the intoxicating, sometimes dreaded, moment when you begin a new piece of work; the intense experience of writing, the importance of dreams, tricks of the trade, and the best time of day to write. Speakers (in order of appearance): Philip Ziegler, Victoria Glendinning, Philip Hensher, Ian Rankin, Michael Morpurgo.

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    This is a compilation of short extracts from life story oral history interview recorded by National Life Stories for the Authors' Lives project. They were published on a CD 'The Writing Life' and the individual tracks have been grouped together into themed clusters.

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