Atwood is also the inventor and developer of the LongPen and associated technologies that facilitate the remote robotic writing of documents. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Syngrafii Inc. (formerly Unotchit Inc.), a company that she started in 2004 to develop, produce and distribute the LongPen technology. She holds various patents related to the LongPen technologies.
While she is better-known as a novelist, she has published around fifteen books of poetry. Many of her poems are inspired by myths and fairy tales which interested her from a very early age. Atwood has published short stories in Tamarack Review, Alphabet, Harper’s, CBC Anthology, Ms., Saturday Night, and many other magazines. She has also published four collections of stories and three collections of unclassifiable short prose works.
Going to be sending out this list of questions (with some adjustments) to people I consider interesting and they will (I have no doubt) answer them in an remarkable style. I will most likely be posting them every Saturday. Anyone that reads this and wants to answer the questions feel free to e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, me your answers (and maybe a short bio along with a link to whatever you are promoting). Why am I doing this, well I have been working on my next book so much I have not created any original content lately and I feel as though my followers are not getting their moneys worth.
French fries- Shoestring, steak, curly, crinkle cut..? What condiment(s) on them?
How long have you been creating/writing and why?
What odor to you is the most pleasant?
Favorite things to read? What genre?
A boat you are riding in is about to capsize what did you do to contribute to this?
What is the best thing about creating/creating?
How much ground can a ground hog, hog, if a ground hog could hog ground?
What is the worst thing about creating/writing?
If you could force one famous person to read/view/watch your stuff who would you force, and how much would you force them to consume?
If any of you cry at my funeral, I’ll never speak to you again!Stan Laurel
Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English comicactor, writer and film director, who was part of the comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. He appeared with his comedy partner Oliver Hardy in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles.
Laurel began his career in music hall, where he appropriated a number of his standard comic devices: the bowler hat, the deep comic gravity and the nonsensical understatement. His performances polished his skills at pantomime and music hall sketches. Laurel was a member of “Fred Karno‘s Army”, where he was Charlie Chaplin‘s understudy. With Chaplin, the two arrived in the United States on the same ship from the United Kingdom with the Karno troupe. Laurel began his film career in 1917 and made his final appearance in 1951. From 1928 onwards, he appeared exclusively with Hardy. Laurel officially retired from the screen following his comedy partner’s death in 1957.
In 1961, Laurel was given a Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his pioneering work in comedy. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. Laurel and Hardy ranked top among best double acts and seventh overall in a 2005 UK poll to find the Comedians’ Comedian. In 2009, a bronze statue of the duo was unveiled in Laurel’s home town of Ulverston.
Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. He was made a colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee and was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821. In 1825, he was elected to the U.S. Congress where he vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the Indian Removal Act. Crockett’s opposition to Jackson’s policies led to his defeat in the 1831 elections. He won again in 1833, then narrowly lost in 1835, prompting his angry departure to Texas (then the Mexican state of Tejas) shortly thereafter. In early 1836, he took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in March.
Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, and he became one of the best-known American folk heroes.