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Scott Turow

Scott Turow




Introduction to Scott Turow. 0:57 sec. Interview:  Raymond Elman. Camera:  Lee Skye.  Production:  Zulema Peralta. Music:  Carmen Cicero.

 

SCOTT TUROW is the author of many bestselling works of fiction, including The Last Trial, Testimony, Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two nonfiction books, including One L, about his experience as a law student. His books have been translated into more than forty languages, sold more than thirty million copies worldwide, and have been adapted into movies and television projects. He has frequently contributed essays and op-ed pieces to publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

— www.scottturow.com

The videos below are organized by Success Factor and run between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 0:55 sec.





What’s your earliest memory of art in any form?

 

PERSEVERANCE FURTHERS: 1:09 min.





When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer?

 

UNDERSTANDS ARTISTS’ NEEDS: 2:52 min.





What did you learn in school that still informs you today as a novelist?

 

SERENDIPITY: 1:41 min. 





Given that you’re a lawyer, how long did it take for people to take you seriously as a writer?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND: 2:36 min.





Do you still feel passionate about practicing law as well as writing?

 

SELF-CONFIDENCE: 1:32 min. 





When you are writing a novel, are you simultaneously thinking about how it will work as a movie?

 

COLLABORATION: 0:24 sec.





When you collaborate on a screenplay, do you get together in a room and talk through the dialogue?

 

DEVELOP A VOICE: 2:17 min. 





Who have been your role models and influencers?

 

EMPATHY: 1:56 min.





Wha’s the role of serendipity in your work?

 

STRONG DRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT: 1:50 min.





How did your early success impact your future work?

 

OVERCOMES CHALLENGES TO SUCCEED: 1:04 min.





Do you write novels and practice law simultaneously?

 

UNDERSTANDS THE AUDIENCE PERSPECTIVE: 0:49 sec.





Does your success as an author make it easier for you to get legal clients?

 

SEIZES OPPURTUNITIES: 0:57 sec.





What are your connections t0 Miami’s writing communities?

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY: 1:05 min.





Describe a typical day when you’re working on a book project?