Tag Archives: Colm Toibin

Colm Toibin on writing, part two

This guy’s great, even when he says things like ‘I’m against story’ – at least it makes you stop to consider what ‘story’ is. He also says ‘finish what you start’, which is the best advice you could ever hear. If you haven’t listened to his podcast, listed here on 28 January, do try to […]

Colm Toibin on writing

I used an excerpt from this interview with the award-winning author in a recent Kelvingrove class – love his idea of landscapes that we would return to as ghosts and his comment on having a diseased imagination made me think all writers should have one. Thought provoking and entertaining – well worth a listen: http://player.fm/series/arts-and-ideas/r3arts-free-thinking-2012-colm-tibn-06-dec-12