All items: Alice Munro

Reading as a writer and not just as a reader is a different experience, both richer and less carefree; instead of simply enjoying the ride now you are paying attention to the mechanism that makes it possible

Ruth Thomas explains how the publishing industry went cool on her genre, and how a 60p discovery at a charity book fair helped her regain her mission and extend her range.

Mimi Thebo considers the myriad ways writers can fail, and describes how she came back from failure, and before that, from something even more serious.

Charles Boyle considers the range of circumstances that make writers stop writing, sometimes forever, and why this can be an amicable separation.

Kevin Clarke shares a cautionary tale about deliberate plagiarism in the screen-writing industries - an issue he has had to contend with not once, but at least five times.

Jane Rogers tells George Miller about how her writing career began, about writing novels versus short stories, and the impact of suffering a brain haemorrhage.