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Lesson time 01:35 min
Margaret bids her students farewell, sharing her desire to pass on her wisdom to the next generation of writers.
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.
Just loved it. Atwood goes through so many useful tips and you also get to learn a lot about his career and what is behind her books.
It's honour to watch Margaret Atwood class. I enjoyed her style of her lessons. I learned a lot. Now it's time to practice her recommendations. Thanks to masterclass team for this wonderful opprtunity.
she was so simple and sweet. she gave us gems and even when she had to go into any technical details she did it simply well without over complicating it and losing my attention. i loved finding out about what she finds humorous. i loved the very interesting yet relatable stories of where she came up with inspiration for things like the clothing in handmaids tale.
Love Margaret's humor and got a lot out of her course.