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    • Steven Frank interview, 2004 January

    • English language – Rhetoric; English language – Composition and exercises;
    • Steven begins the interview talking about how the book is both an autobiographical look at Stephen’s work as a teacher as well as a manual to writing well. For the majority of the interview, Stephen discusses a number of the analogies, stories,...
    • Janet Sternburg interview, 1991 May

    • American literature - Women authors - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; American literature - 20th century - History and criticism - Theory, etc.; Women and literature - United States - History - 20th century; Authorship - Sex differences
    • Janet Sternburg discusses her second book, “The Writer on Her Work, Volume II.” She begins by explaining that her book is a collection of personal essays by female writers. She talks about authors such as Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, and...
    • Kathie Fong Yoneda interview, 2002

    • Motion picture authorship; Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Kathie Fong Yoneda discusses her book, “The Script-Selling Game.” She begins by explaining the importance of having a short concise summary of a script, so it can be pitched easily and quickly. She talks about her position as the Director of...
    • John Sacret Young interview

    • Motion picture authorship; Screenwriters; Motion picture industry - California - Los Angeles
    • John Sacret Young discusses a book he contributed to, “Doing It For Money.” He begins by talking about how the book was created by the Writer’s Guild Foundation. The Writer’s Guild asked over 100 Hollywood writers to talk about their beginning...
    • Thomas Saywer interview

    • Writing
    • Thomas Sawyer discusses his book, “Fiction Writing Demystified.” He begins by stressing the idea that writers should think of themselves as entertainers. He explains that in order to entertain and keep your audience enthralled a writer must have...
    • Thomas B. Sawyer interview, 1995 February

    • Plots (Drama, novel, etc.); Fiction - Technique
    • Thomas B. Sawyer discusses his book, “Plots Unlimited: For the Writer of Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Screenplays, and Television Episodes: A Creative Source for Generating a Virtually Limitless Number and Variety of Story Plots and Outlines.” He...
    • Aram Saroyan interview, 1982

    • Saroyan, William, 1908-1981 - Death and burial; Authors, American - 20th century - Biography
    • Aram Saroyan discusses his book, “Last Rites.” He begins by explaining that he is the son of famous Depression Era writer William Saroyan. He talks about the strained relationship between his father and the family. He describes that he followed...
    • Penny Mickelbury interview, 2000

    • Gibson, Carole Ann (Fictitious character) - Fiction; African American women lawyers - Fiction
    • Penny Mickelbury discusses her book, “The Step Between,” which is about a corporate attorney Caroline, whose husband was killed. Motivated to find the killer, Caroline begins her own private investigation firm. Penny has developed this story into...
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Fantasy fiction, American; Science fiction, American
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his collection of short stories entitled, "Bradbury Stories." He begins by explaining that he chose the one-hundred stories in the collection with the help of his editors because he has such an extensive collection of work....
    • Ray Bradbury interview

    • Illinois - Fiction; Vampires - Fiction; Foundlings - Fiction; Immortalism - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "From the Dust Returned" He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how many of his books and plays begin as short stories. He goes on to discuss his writing process and his belief that writer's block is the...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 1985 December

    • Venice (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Fiction; Screenwriters - Fiction; Serial murders - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, "Death Is A Lonely Business." He begins by explaining the plot of the book and how he drew on his experiences living in Venice during the early years of his career. He stresses the importance of a proper setting...
    • Tom Nolan interview, 1999

    • Macdonald, Ross, 1915-1983; Novelists, American - 20th century - Biography; Detective and mystery stories - Authorship
    • Tom Nolan discusses his book, “Ross MacDonald: A Biography.” He begins by explaining why he wrote on Ross Macdonald, the pen name of writer Ken Millar. He talks about Macdonald’s early life growing up with an abusive family. He describes how...
    • Jan Burke interview, 1996

    • Kelly, Irene (Fictitious character) - Fiction; Women journalists - Fiction; California - Fiction
    • Jan Burke discusses her novel, “Remember Me, Irene.” She begins by explaining that this is the fourth book in the series that follows her character Irene Kelly, a detective and writer. Martinson asks Burke to read a passage from the beginning of...
    • Tamara Hovey interview, 1982 March

    • Reed, John, 1887 – 1920 – Juvenile literature; Reed, John, 1887 – 1920; Revolutionaries – United States – Biography – Juvenile literature; Journalists – United States – Biography – Juvenile literature; Journalists; Sand, George, 1804 – 1876 –...
    • Tamara begins the interview talking about her families’ connection to John Reed and how that helped influence her decision to write about Reed. Before the second commercial break, Tamara covers some of the major aspects of John Reed’s life from his...
    • Ray Bradbury interview, 2004 May

    • Actresses - Fiction; Older women - Fiction; Motion picture actors and actresses - Fiction; Private investigators - California - Los Angeles - Fiction
    • Ray Bradbury discusses his book, “Let’s All Kill Constance." He explains that the plot is set in 1960s Los Angeles and follows an unnamed writer who serves as the novel’s narrator. The mystery begins with a visit from an aging Hollywood actress...
    • Robert McKee interview, 1998

    • Motion picture authorship; Motion picture plays - Technique
    • Robert McKee discusses his book, “Story.” He begins by explaining how he is a screenwriter and professor, and how his students have won numerous Academy Awards, Golden Globe awards, and Emmy awards for their writings. He says that a writer needs...
    • Lia Schallert interview, 2005 August

    • Young women – Fiction; World War, 1939–1945 – Virginia – Fiction; Hospitals – Employees – Fiction; Rape victims – Fiction; Women clerks – Fiction; Virginia – Fiction;
    • Lia begins the interview discussing the semi-autobiographical nature of her book that is nonetheless, she insists, still a work of fiction in which her “imagination” takes over. For the majority of the interview, Lia discusses a number of the...
    • T.C. Boyle interview, 1990 October

    • Japanese - Travel - United States - Fiction
    • T.C. Boyle discusses his book, “East is East.” He describes the young protagonist, Hiro Tanaka, an outcast whose mother is Japanese and father is an American hippie. Boyle goes on to discuss the storyline of the book, set at a writer’s colony in...
    • Stephen Coonts interview, 1998 May

    • Imaginary wars and battles – Fiction; International relations – Fiction; Stealth aircraft – Fiction; Nuclear warfare – Fiction; Nationalists – Fiction; Air warfare – Fiction; Japan – Fiction;
    • Stephen begins the interview talking about the scenario he set up to explore the nature of warfare in the future. For the majority of the interview, Connie and Stephen discuss the major plot points as well as the main characters and their...
    • David Baldacci interview, 1996

    • United States presidents; Political fiction
    • David Baldacci discusses his novel, “Absolute Power,” which takes place in Washington DC, where a character Luther is set out to rob a mansion, but accidentally witnesses the President of the United States having an affair with the lady of the...

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