Lesson time 01:41 min
Margaret bids her students farewell, sharing her desire to pass on her wisdom to the next generation of writers.
Topics include: Parting Words
I'm nearing the end of my trajectory. So this is sort of my last shot at here are some things that maybe you, down the line, may find useful, because it's unlikely that I will be traveling the world saying these things for very much longer. I sometimes say this to rooms full of young people. I say, climate change is going to be your problem, but it's not going to be my problem for very much longer, because I'm going to die. No, you're not! I say, well, actually, yes, I am. Maybe I shouldn't have been quite so morbid. But I don't think it's morbid. I think here's a package that I can put some of these things into, pass them along without having to teach in a (WHISPERING) university. Without having to teach in a universi-- So thank you for staying with me for all this time, and good luck with everything that you're doing, and farewell.
Called the “Prophet of Dystopia,” Margaret Atwood is one of the most influential literary voices of our generation. In her first-ever online writing class, the author of The Handmaid’s Tale teaches how she crafts compelling stories, from historical to speculative fiction, that remain timeless and relevant. Explore Margaret’s creative process for developing ideas into novels with strong structures and nuanced characters.
This class opened my eyes to a type of fiction that allowed me to combine my favorite subjects, writing and history! Certainly a 5 star project with lots of great tips.
Loved Margaret Atwood's tasks, like when writing from different points of view to determine which one works best.
Thank you for creating this class! I am in the process of publishing my first novel on Wattpad all because I watched these lessons and was inspired by Margaret's words. Thank you!!!
Margaret Atwood's Masterclass was extremely engaging, funny, informative, and entertaining. I'm not a writer, but a multimedia artist and quite a bit of what she presented applies perfectly to multimedia. Thank you Margaret Atwood!!! Thank you for your teaching and especially your stories!!!