A question for L.A.W. Butler

Q: What do you think is the single most important quality for a good writer to possess?

A:  Humility.  There are a finite number of plot lines (usually numbered from five to seven) and everything you create is going to be a variation on those themes.  It is how you play with those ideas, whom you choose to grapple with those conflicts, and the words you assign to each that make you a writer.  That means you are sharing space with a great many talented people.  Appreciate the fact that you are part of an amazing world of people who read, who write and who value both.


L.A.W. Butler’s story “Her Spirit Animal
in Metaphorosis Friday, 17 June 2022.
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About L.A.W. Butler

Ms. Butler began writing speculative fiction in 7th grade after bingeing on a stack of Superman comics. Her academic background in both science and economics allows her to find many strange and wonderful places to put spunky girls and enlightened creatures of all kinds.


L.A.W. Butler’s story “Her Spirit Animal
in Metaphorosis Friday, 17 June 2022.
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