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Writing Bytes: Is technology changing the way we tell stories? 17 writers weigh in.

A few days ago Margaret Atwood tweeted a lovely photo of her and Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 winner Alice Munro drinking champagne.

 

 

The Millions reports: 

 

"There’s no denying it — technology has changed the way we tell stories. Atwood and 16 other writers, from Victor LaValle to Lee Child, discussed how technology influences their work in The New York Times. “There’s nothing worse for plots than cellphones. Once your characters have one, there’s no reason for them to get lost or stranded,” Rainbow Rowell said."

 

Extremely interesting piece, which features the views of Margaret Atwood, Douglas Coupland, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry Tracy K. Smith, and several other writers, and which you can find here:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/books/review/writing-bytes.html?pagewanted=1&hpw