Sadly, as an avid science fiction fan, I had not heard about Octavia E. Butler until today when I noticed the Google Doodle. According to WikiPedia, she was the ".. recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, in 1995 she became the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.". I think I'll want to read some of her novels especially the Xenogenesis series.
it doesn't actually take very much to make the deepest part of us incredibly happy.
just to be here, just to appreciate.
appreciate being here.
to feel that you're alive.
to be in touch with your heart.
that's it.lyrics from Burgs
I admit I have a hard time thinking of myself as a writer. But I write daily – a habit I developed 6 months ago while evaluating what I knew/didn’t know about blogging. And what I know is that if being a writer means having total mastery of the language (unlike me, where I start sentences like this one with “and”), I’m not one.Chris Lema
I may not have mastery of prose but ... I consider myself a writer, albeit an untalented one.