“I think the main thing is: Just do it. Plunge in! Being Canadian, I go swimming in icy cold lakes, and there is always that dithering moment. “Am I really going to do this? Won’t it hurt?” And at some point you just have to flop in there and scream. Once you’re in, keep going. You may have to crumple and toss, but we all do that. Courage! I think that is what’s most required.”
— Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood is the Canadian author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, especially for her dystopian novels, . Her books have been translated into more than 40 language.
As an aspiring writer, the most important takeaway for me is the following:
“First – write something every day, no matter what. It could even be a shopping list. A letter. A journal entry.” — Margaret Atwood
For anyone who loves to read out there, the following is a good one.
“Try reading your work out loud. You may be able to “hear” the live moments.” — Margaret Atwood
Citation: Lam, Zi-Ann. “Margaret Atwood’s Timeless Advice For Writers.” The Huffington Post. N.p., 29 Dec. 2014. Web. 31 Dec. 2014.
“Biography – Margaret Atwood.” Margaret Atwood. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Dec. 2014.
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