November 2, 2013 | 1

This week Margaret Atwood tweeted a photo of her and Alice Munro drinking champagne in a “secret lair.” 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.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.

One comment:

  1. I know literally dozens of people who don’t know how to use the GPS on their phone. People with cell phones stop to ask me for directions all the time. Cell phones are stolen, lost, broken and run down on battery. Time to raise your game writers

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