As a sub-genre of science fiction, the popular dystopian novel can challenge readers’ views about current social and political climates, offer warnings, and in some instances, inspire action. But how is dystopian fiction determined?
Will they grant her the truth . . . before it’s too late?
Every generation faces unique challenges, especially now in the publishing space.
Atwood’s admonitions against turning writers into propagandists offer a refreshing perspective on today’s literary culture.
As the game gets harder, the expectations become higher.
Banned books, dystopian books and books that help you to survive. This is the original list.
By Dan Sanchez How to “deschool” your writing. hich hard skill do recent college grads lack the most? In 2016, PayScale.com asked employers this question. The top response was “writing proficiency.” Wow. Our education system teaches few practical skills, but it does emphasize writing. So what gives? Incompetent teachers? Unteachable students? Actually, the problem for many college…
Being a writer is a hard, tedious, and exhausting life. Don’t get me wrong—I love the process of writing and creating, but a writer doesn’t choose to write. It’s innate, it’s unstoppable, and it’s sometimes downright cruel. On the flip side, writing can take you to places that never existed; you’re on an exclusive journey […]
Writers, I think, are inherently hyperactive. Hyperactive with a splash of the neurotics. Those who aren’t writers will disagree. We resemble that of a sloth in the mornings, hunting out our first caffeine hit with the grace of a moss-covered creature. We then retreat to our cave, slowly experiencing the ritual metamorphosis until we resemble…