This Debut Author Discusses the Ins and Outs of Writing a Sociopath

This Debut Author Discusses the Ins and Outs of Writing a Sociopath

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The sociopath in fiction is an amoral serial killer. A monster in human form without feeling or emotion. Patrick Bateman from American Psycho comes to mind. Or every other Stephen King villain. The reality of the sociopath is that they comprise four percent of the population, and most of them live among us, without murdering anyone.   In a discussion with Publishers Weekly , debut author Carola Lovering discusses what she learned about sociopaths for her debut novel, Tell Me Lies.   Tell Me Lies follows a young college woman who becomes enthralled by a charming albeit manipulative womanizer with sociopathic tendencies.   Lovering states: I quickly learned …

Highlights From Emma Watson’s Interview With “Handmaid’s Tale” Author Margaret Atwood

Highlights From Emma Watson’s Interview With “Handmaid’s Tale” Author Margaret Atwood

  What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? As it turns out, some pretty fascinating conversation! Emma Watson, beloved actress (“Harry Potter,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and women’s rights advocate, recently sat down with author and respected activist Margaret Atwood to discuss the enormous legacy of Atwood’s 1985 novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” for Entertainment Weekly.  Below are some of the best exchanges from that conversation.    On the inspirations behind “The Handmaid’s Tale”:   Image courtesy of CBC   Watson: You were living in West Berlin when you wrote “The Handmaid’s Tale” in 1984; it was before the wall came …