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Margaret Atwood on Writing

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“I’m more of a downhill skier. I try to go as fast as I can and then I have to backtrack a lot and fill in revisions.”

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“A story needs a break in a pattern to get it going…If everything is perfect all the time, there isn’t a story.”
“Likability is a factor when you’re choosing a roommate, but it’s not necessarily a factor when you’re creating a living character.”
“Any form of human creativity is a process of doing it and getting better at it…[Writers] don’t usually peak in their 20s. It’s usually quite a lot later on.”
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