Event Title

Panel: Real Toads

Presenter Information

Jay McInerney
John Yount
Robert Ward

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

20-3-1986 12:00 PM

End Date

20-3-1986 1:00 PM

Description

This audiovisual recording from March 20, 1986 as part of the 17th annual UND Writing Conference: “To Make a Prairie” features Jay McInerney, John Yount, and Robert Ward forming the panel “Real Toads.” The panelists discuss autobiography in fiction, writing from experience, outlining versus freewriting, the importance for a writer to detach him or herself from autobiography, pursuit of original voice and the educational value of imitation, negative criticism, working with editors and publishers, sentimentality, and emotional connection to characters.

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Panel: Real Toads

UND Memorial Ballroom

This audiovisual recording from March 20, 1986 as part of the 17th annual UND Writing Conference: “To Make a Prairie” features Jay McInerney, John Yount, and Robert Ward forming the panel “Real Toads.” The panelists discuss autobiography in fiction, writing from experience, outlining versus freewriting, the importance for a writer to detach him or herself from autobiography, pursuit of original voice and the educational value of imitation, negative criticism, working with editors and publishers, sentimentality, and emotional connection to characters.