Month: October 2011

  • A Margaret Atwood Inspired Short

    Intro: In September I participated in the Colorado Springs Writing Marathon. I’d just finished reading Atwood’s Good Bones and Simple Murders (reviewed tomorrow) and really, really wanted to try something small and twisty like the stories in that book. The following is the result: The Crayon It’s robin-egg blue and hidden behind a potted plant. The […]

  • In Related Margaret Atwood News…

    Atwood’s new book on science fiction/speculative fiction In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination is out and about! For an excerpt:  From the National Post – “Margaret Atwood: Utopias in fiction and their failed real-life counterparts”

  • What Do Chapter Titles Reveal About Your Book (Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake)

    I’m not a writer who titles her chapters – though I’ve considered it for various projects, including my WiP. J.K. Rowling titled all chapters in the Harry Potter series, Neil Gaiman titled his chapters in The Graveyard Book, and there’s a whole host of other authors who title their chapters. It’s something I think we […]