Monday, February 22, 2010

Margaret Atwood’s rules for writers

Rule no. 1:

Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils.

Margaret Atwood’s rules for writers (Guardian)
The Guardian has further rules from five more writers.

comments: 2

Slywy said...

Even better, take a mechanical pencil and a lead tube.

I guess I never thought about sharpeners not being allowed. I need to travel more by air.

Michael Leddy said...

I thought of that and wondered if anyone else would. Mechanical pencils are apparently okay for bringing onto a plane.