Margaret Atwood

Hey there, long time no see. Maybe that’s what I’ll be saying to my sweaters/coats if winter decides to book a ticket here. Now if summer would only take a vacation. *shoo, shoo*  🙂

Look who has walk in.

Margaret Atwood. So let’s begin. 🙂

1) Your short story, Rape Fantasies, even though funny, captures the seriousness of a hideous act, was that your aim? Do you think some writers risk not doing it right, being funny with a serious topic and then falling flat and being label as cold and heartless?

2) Are the days of being an activist only on paper gone; every writer must be able to speak verbally and not say let the book or literary piece speak for itself?

3) Should writers’ characteristics be a part of their fictional characters? Is it something that can’t be helped? Instead of writing about “someone else”, they’re writing about themselves, of who they hope or want to be even though they deny that it’s them?

4) “The whole duty of a writer is to please and satisfy himself, and the true writer always plays to an audience of one.” William Strunk Jr and E.B. White from The Elements of Style. Was and is that always the case? How much input should publishers have, if any?

5) If the world had a soundtrack, what would be some of its songs?

Thank you.

Today’s Give Me Five sidebar, 5 modern instrumentals I love

So until next time, ave atque vale


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