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Author Jack Matthews on the storytelling craft (Video)

You might already know that my Personville Press publishes various fiction titles by Jack Matthews (1925-2013). A year before he died, I went to Ohio and interviewed him about various things. I shot some video footage as well as audio footage about his books and life as an author.

Here’s one audio slideshow I put together of excerpts where he talks about a Worker’s Writebook . I recently published a second edition of it and even included a 2019 afterward.

In the last 4 minutes, Jack Matthews reads a chapter from his ebook titled “The Pointedness of the Tale.”

0:00 CAN A BOOK EVER TEACH A PERSON TO WRITE WELL?
1:38 ARCHETYPAL THEMES IN LITERATURE
4:04 HABITS OF GOOD WRITERS
4:44 WHAT I READ AS A COLLEGE STUDENT
5:33 MATTHEWS READ A CHAPTER FROM “A WORKER’S WRITEBOOK,” “POINTEDNESS OF THE TALE”

I plan to produce several different slideshows/videos to accompany Jack Matthews ebooks. Some people are not into “video trailers,” but I generally enjoy hearing the author describe a book project in his own words. (I might produce a shorter version for Amazon, haven’t decided).

As my last post indicates, the ebook is now free on Smashwords: Here is that information again: A worker’s Writebook by Jack Matthews. Ebook. (More about the ebook).

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