Writing about writing, Anne Else

Talk of Treasure 
Jane Carswell
Submarine, $35.00,
ISBN 9780994137913

How do you depict the process of writing? Very few of the many films about writers try to show their protagonist actually doing it. Doctor Zhivago demonstrates why: Omar Sharif sits at his desk, stares into space, writes for a bit, stares again – then we see a waste-paper basket full of scrunched-up sheets of paper.

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