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The Writing Life: Structure

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:11:29

  • Shelf mark

    1CD0316241

  • Subjects

    Writing

  • Recording date

    2007-2010

  • Is part of (Collection)

    C1276

  • Interviewees

    Bainbridge, Beryl, Glendinning, Victoria, Grant, Linda, Hensher, Philip, Holroyd, Michael, James, P.D., Rankin, Ian, Spurling, Hilary

  • Speakers

    O'Reilly, Sarah

  • Abstract

    In this selection of extracts novelists describe what questions should you keep in mind when thinking about the shape of your work? Is structure important? How much should you plan in advance when writing? The crucial and problematic question of structure in biography. Speakers (in order of appearance): Philip Hensher, Beryl Bainbridge, Linda Grant, Ian Rankin, P.D. James, Victoria Glendinning, Michael Holroyd, Hilary Spurling.

  • Description

    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 them

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