Tom Sigafoos

margaret atwoodAbout the writing life, Margaret Atwood says: “You most likely need a thesaurus, a rudimentary grammar book, and a grip on reality. This latter means: there’s no free lunch. Writing is work. It’s also gambling. You don’t get a pension plan. Other people can help you a bit, but ­essentially you’re on your own. ­Nobody is making you do this: you chose it, so don’t whine.”

Quoted from The Writer’s Almanac, 18 Nov 2018 on Margaret Atwood’s birthday, which ought to be an international holiday.

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