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Title
Tom McNeal interview, 1997
Creator
McNeal, Tom
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
1997
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
Tom begins the interview talking about Americana and how one’s setting forms an integral part of the rules that shape life. For the majority of the interview, Tom discusses the characters and that he wanted to ensure that the characters and not the plot pushed the around the story. Tom also talks about his personal experience teaching in a small Nebraska town and the stories that this experience made him want to write about. In particular, he discusses wanting to write about how small-town life tends to magnify the consequences of breaking the strict norms that govern it. Near the end of the interview, Connie and Tom discuss his character development process and how became a writer.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:28:49
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/1435
Language
English
Subject
City and town life – Fiction
Nebraska – Fiction
Source
U-matic
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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