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Narrative Now! #amwriting #amrevising #amquerying

Reading Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake for my book club, I realized that my manuscript needs the narrative present.

Narrative present (or historical present), is basically what it sounds like: instead of telling a story in the past tense, you write it in the present. 750 more words

Fall #Readathon 2016

Hello friends! Fall #Readathon has arrived and I’m determined to make up for the disappointing 302 pages I read last time. Check this master post for all of my reading updates and follow me on… 461 more words


The Acceptance of Imperfection

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write.”

Margaret Atwood

Sometimes you need a break. Last year, I took my first creative writing class. It seemed enchanting to have a class all about reading good literature and trying to write your own.

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Your guide to Ottawa book events happening from Oct. 22 to Oct. 30


Ottawa International Writers Festival events:

  • Jane Jacobs and the Livable City with Nathan Storring and Robert Kanigel; 12 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St.
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This thing of darkness I acknowledge mine

Dear Margaret,

You ingeniously managed to fulfill the task of writing a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest – and, most importantly, you did it precisely by escaping from this task, taking it to its limits, with the help of some tricks of theatrical illusion. 1,519 more words

Scarlet Letters

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor Atwood (November 18, 1939) is a Canadian writer.

In 1957, Atwood began studying at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. There, she published poems and articles in Acta Victoriana, the college literary journal. 622 more words


The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Rate: 4/5

Medium: AudioBook

Overview (No Spoilers):

I was in an Oryx and Crake hangover after finishing it two weeks or so ago, finding myself unable to stop thinking about the Snowman and the Crakers. 340 more words

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