From Negotiating With The Dead by Margaret Atwood

From inspiration to prompt, what story does this inspire in you?

Every child is born, not only to specific parents, within a specific language and climate and political situation, but also into a preexisting matrix of opinions about children – whether they should be seen and not heard, whether sparing the rod spoils them, whether they should be praised every day so they won’t develop negative self-esteem, and so forth.  So also it is with writers.  No writer emerges from childhood into a pristine environment, free from other people’s biases about writers.

From Negotiating With The Dead by Margaret Atwood

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