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Octavia E. Butler and Her Rules of Writing

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Octavia E. Butler and Her Rules of Writing

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In this episode, the Write Pack celebrates the life of science fiction author Octavia E. Butler and explores her rules of writing. We also explores Write Pack Radio’s rule number 2 of writing.

Octavia E. Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A multiple-recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known women in the field. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Fellowship, which is nicknamed the "Genius Grant".--Wikipedia

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  • What are the other rules or thoughts that came from a powerful author who was determined to write in a field she was told “women couldn’t write in”?

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