On plot, process and storytelling

Recently I heard a couple of brilliant conversations online as well as read a book of interviews with Tamil women writers where all the writers concerned were discussing plot, narrative, structures, methodology, what comes first — meticulous planning or writing, followed by multiple drafts. The conversations also veered towards adaptations and multiple formats of the original story. Also how writers manage their time and focus upon their writing, especially as many of the Tamil women writers mentioned, they also hold day jobs.

Here are the two links:

First is a fabulous conversation between journalist Razia Iqbal with Salman Rushdie regarding his latest novel, Quichotte. It was an Intelligence Squared event held in London on 29 August 2019.

The second link is an absolutely brilliant conversation between Leigh Bardugo and  Erin Morgenstern at the San Diego Comic Con, moderated by Petra Mayer, Books Editor,  NPR. 

And the final is a book recommendation. Lifescapes: Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers from Tamil Nadu edited by K. Srilata and Swarnalatha Rangarajan, published by Women Unlimited.

18 Sept 2019

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