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Tagged with “writing” (9)

  1. ‘Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit’: A Reminder To Tolkien Fans Of Their First Love : NPR

    Fans of Middle Earth tend to fall in love with The Hobbit as children, says self-described "Tolkien professor" Corey Olsen. But once they move on to The Lord of the Rings, they never come back. That’s a great shame, he says, so he’s written his own book to honor the classic fantasy novel.

    http://www.npr.org/2012/10/21/163002962/a-reminder-to-tolkien-fans-of-their-first-love

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  2. Guardian book club: Iain M Banks on Use of Weapons

    As the latest novel in the Culture series hits the bookshops, we look at the third of Iain M Banks’s best-selling SF novels, The Use of Weapons. Known for writing in two separate strands – science fiction and literary novels – Banks explains how the two inspired each other, with the Culture emerging from his work on the first draft of his debut novel, The Wasp Factory.

    He also explains the role that a misunderstanding of structuralism played in the construction of his fictional multiverse, and reveals that the dual chronology he uses in the novel was not in fact his idea at all …

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  3. Simon Schama | Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill and My Mother

    "[Simon] Schama is a genius of storytelling," writes The Times of London. The author of many books, including The Embarrassment of Riches and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Rough Crossings, Schama is a Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. A cultural essayist for The New Yorker, he has written and presented more than 30 documentaries for the BBC and PBS, including A History of Britain, The Power of Art, and The American Future: A History. Scribble, Scribble, Scribble is a witty collection of essays on a wide range of topics. (recorded 4/25/2011)

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  4. Writing Excuses 4.7: Q&A with james Dashner

    From the Writing Excuses show description:

    Recorded live at LTUE 2010, here’s a high-energy Q&A session with the Writing Excuses crew and our special guest James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner. We cover outlining vs. discovery writing, the return to the hairy palate, education for writers, killing people, whether or not we want a bagel, pragmatic approaches, authors who don’t inspire us (and by “us” we mean “James Dashner”), and cooking up complex plots.

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