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Advice to Writers: Margaret Atwood's 10 Rules of Writing

More writing tips today, this time from poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist, Margaret Atwood – one of my favourite writers. What I love about these lists is they give us a little peek into the minds of writers and what matters to them. 428 more words


The Year Of The Flood (2009) by Margaret Atwood

The whole trilogy, together with Oryx and Crake and MaddAddam, will be turned into a series by Darren Aronofsky and HBO.


10 of the Worst Jobs in Literature

Gainfully employed denizens of the modern world: happy Labor Day. While you’re celebrating the American labor movement by taking a day off of whatever job you complain about most of the time, why not indulge in a little literature — particularly literature that reminds you just how good you have it when you are in the office? 830 more words


10 Influential Books - For Me, That Is

Every now and then a challenge pops up on Facebook, and, even though I normally don’t fall for them, some of them do intrigue me. Recently among my book-loving friends, it was the “10 Works of Literature that Inspired Me” challenge. 936 more words



The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood

This is a book that shakes you by the shoulders. It’s not a blockbuster script — it’s impact  isn’t derived from in-your-face stimulation or trusty ‘gimmicks’ like sex, tragedy and golden heroes.  

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A Different kind of X Factor – Part 1

Hi gang,

I know I’ve not blogged for ages, but have been so embroiled in trying to get my novel finished almost everything else has taken a back seat for the past few months. 638 more words