Films

Jack Mapanje describes his accidental route into writing.
Marc Alexander explains how he became a writer after reading kept him going during a long childhood illness.
Julia Copus presents her Writer's Talisman — a wee man who's definitely no worry-wart.
Judy Hindley describes the background to one of her enduringly popular children's books, and how she found a spy in a library.
Kapka Kassabova introduces her Writer's Talisman — a nifty little fellow called Karlsson On The Roof.
Trader Faulkner tells a tale of lost marbles, illicit whisky and how he got his unusual name.
Jane Bailey describes the significance of two very different photographs for her third novel.
Angela Patmore speaks about her interest in extreme psychology, cerebral climaxes and her controversial research on stress.