This quote from Margaret Atwood about why she wrote The Handmaid’s Tale made me realize that writing fiction is a way of figuring out what you think, just like writing nonfiction is:

The Handmaid’s Tale was partly an answer to the question, ‘If you were going to shove women back into the home and deprive them of all of these gains that they thought they had made, how would you do it?’ […]

I also wanted to answer the question, ‘If the United States were to become a totalitarianism, what kind of totalitarianism would it be?’

Fiona Voss @fiona