Creative Freedom: 9 Amazing Ursula K. Le Guin Moments about saying No

I would say that creativity and innovation is freedom within an unknown secure universe. So, go for the freedom, go for security, go for the unknown with your knowing mind.

The world has lost a celestial talent in Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away yesterday at  the age of 88.  The beloved author was mainly known for her science fiction and fantasy writing, but she had much more to offer than the well-thumbed paperbacks that adorned the bookshelves of multiple generations. She was a feminist hero, an ardent political activist for the left, a thoughtful essayist, and a sharp-tongued interviewee. As news of her passing spread online yesterday afternoon, writers of all stripes began to share favorite anecdotes about the author, illuminating some of the many multitudes she contained. These memories of the author go a long way toward explaining why so many loved Ursula K. Le Guin as a person every bit as much as they loved her writing. Her Refusal to Blurb a Science Fiction Anthology With No Women in 1987, Ursula K. Le Guin was asked to write a blurb for a science fiction anthology showcasing established & up-and-coming writers alike — yet there were no stories by women. this was Le Guin’s response (sourced from Shaun Usher’s Letters of Note) — priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) January 23, 2018 Her Anger at the Whitewashing of Her Material Fun fact, Ursula K. Le Guin wrote Ged in A WIZARD OF EARTHSEA as having the appearance of a Native North American, specifically hoping to cast a Native actor if it were ever adapted When they made a TV movie with a white dude she denounced the production loudly and at length — Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) January 24, 2018 Proudly Releasing An Early Rejection Letter for What Became an Award-Winning Novel A rejection letter for Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘unreadable’ The Left Hand of Darkness (winner of the 1970 Hugo Award) — Aerogramme Writers’ Studio (@A_WritersStudio) January 24, 2018 Her Unwillingness to Indulge Certain Interview Questions—And Still Give A Beautiful Answer  Another lovely answer from our interview with Ursula Le Guin here. 9 Amazing Ursula K. Le Guin Moments That Remind Us She Was A Superhero

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