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.
It helped me a lot specially to focus on what is really important. Margaret Atwood makes you feel thay the process of writing is more natural than we think, with clear tips and ideas to improve.
A distillation of experience. Deep connoisseur of human and narrative mechanisms, often difficult to convey. She makes things look simple, but not si
I loved hearing Margaret Atwood and the wisdom she imparted. I worked through the chapters slowly so that I could review and reflect on the things she had to share. There's a lot that I can use in my own writing; and, in doing so, I will embrace my wastepaper basket and think of her fondly.
I could listen to Margaret Atwood speak all day. . .forever! This far exceeded my expectations!