Alison McQueen

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Author interviews

Writing is a solitary business, chipping away at a rock face all alone. Paranoia can creep in along with the voices. Sometimes I remind myself that it’s not just me and at least I don’t feel an overwhelming urge to turn the gun on myself or start drinking absinthe for breakfast. It does no harm to seek out the company of other writers now and then.

The BBC archive has a great selection of author interviews and broadcasts, like this one with the wonderful Doris Lessing.

Fran Lebowitz reads my mind as she talks about the fear of writing at the end of this little film…

Stephen King doles out some sage advice to students…

And here is the wonderful Elmore Leonard talking about his craft…

 

Photograph at the top of the page is Ernest Hemingway with his cat, Christobal Colon, at his home, Finca Vigia in Cuba.  Ernest Hemingway Collection/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston 

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