Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: English: Literature & Writing

English Studies Series

This series of documentaries offers personal and reflective perspectives on important figures in literature, focusing on their writing as well as their personal lives. Programs available on 7 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 7-Disc Set. 1 program available in Spanish. Click for more

James Moloney: Writing From Experience

Moloney, James: Writing From Experience

"Highly Recommended. Using examples and excerpts from his work, James Moloney guides viewers through the writing process - generating ideas, identifying themes, creating characters, and developing the story - and discusses how to cultivate writing skills. His tone is conversational and friendly, which offers encouragement to those who may be intimidated by the craft of writing." -EMRO Review
James Moloney, the award-winning author of children's and young adult fiction books (Crossfire, Dougy, Gracey, Angela, and A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove), talks about the craft of writing, and particularly what led him to write the popular Dougy trilogy. He shows us how the power of personal experience can be drawn on, and how it informs a text. He also explores the profound themes and messages about violence, race relations and discrimination in these novels, discussing each topic individually. He presents a useful entry into several texts and offers aspiring authors ways of developing their interests and skills as writers. Produced by VEA Productions, Inc. 07/10DE JSCA 30 min.

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