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Stephen King’s book ‘On Writing’ is of course an international bestseller despite not having anything to do with how to write. Read morePublished 26 days ago by JOSEPH OLIVER
Great collection of essays tied together with the common theme of writing and being a writer. In her usual mix of amazingly insightful writing and a dash of humor, Atwood breaks... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Flann O'Brien
I was hoping for a personal account of writing, maybe opinions and experiences. But this was a bunch of very academic essays that eventually made me feel like I was reading a very... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lulu
Smart, funny, not at all dry and right on point, Atwood relays in no uncertain terms what it means to be a writer, how to navigate pitfalls, and what "the rules" mean to... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amadeus
A collection of six essays that gives as much insight into the author as much as it does the strange trade of creative writing. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Ang
I'm a big fan of of the great Margaret Atwood but this is not one of my favorites. I judge a how-to book by how many passages I highight and how many notes I write in the margins... Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Sharon Hampton
This is a very dull, obviously forced book. Atwood begins by telling us she doesn't think books like this help writers and she's right. This one is a dog.Published on March 4, 2014 by V V Saichek
I love Margaret Atwood. She is ethereal, like a witty and charming angel. Her voice leaps off the page in this book about how she writes. Read morePublished on October 9, 2013 by Lottie Wilds