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Atwood leads the way in social media and new publishing

Margaret Atwood has been the leader in her field and her art for decades, and now she’s ushering in new writing and publishing technologies. Atwood has embraced social media (and even defended the Internet by saying it encouraged literacy) by connecting with readers and spreading the word about issues important to her and her fans, such as possible library cuts in Toronto, via Twitter. Atwood is now working with Wattpad, an online writing community and has co-founded Fanado, a service that provides a “distinct combination of face-to-face online meetings with legally verifiable signatures.”

Writing for the Guardian, Atwood responds to naysayers and those who simply wonder why she doesn’t just relax a bit:

Maybe my dates with Wattpad are a bit undignified. But at my age you can afford to be undignified. You’re free to explore, and to guinea-pig yourself, and to stretch the boundaries.


  1. Wonderful! I am an “older” (61 years old) writer based in Jamaica, trying to get published and also see huge potential in the much-maligned Internet. I write a blog etc. Marvelous Ms. Atwood, and I have been an enormous follower of yours, for many years…

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