Writing Quotes by Octavia Butler

Nov 09, 2012, 0 Comments

A collection of Writing Quotes by Octavia Butler

Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - And I have this little litany of things they can do. And the first one, of course, is to write - every day, no excuses. It's so easy to make excuses. Even professional writers have days when they'd rather clean the toilet than do the writing.Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - Most of us don't have to worry about being shot of we poke our noses outside. So we are comfortable, but the people I'm writing about are definitely not comfortable, and being shot while they're still inside is a good possibility.Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - You don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff, and then gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence.Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyse yourself, get rid of hostilities and frustrations in public, and get paid for it.Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - I began reading science fiction before I was 12 and started writing science fiction around the same time.Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - Well, writing was what I wanted to do, it was always what I wanted to do. I had novels to write so I wrote them.Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - Fantasy is totally wide open; all you really have to do is follow the rules you've set. But if you're writing about science, you have to first learn what you're writing about.Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - No one was going to stop me from writing and no one had to really guide me towards science fiction. It was natural, really, that I would take that interest.Writing Quote by Octavia Butler - I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black.

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