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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Daily Routine: The Discipline That Fueled Her Imagination

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Ursula Le Guin‘s daily schedule

  • 5:30 a.m. - wake up and lie there and think.
  • 6:15 a.m. - get up and eat breakfast (lots).
  • 7.15 a.m. - get to work writing, writing, writing.
  • Noon - lunch.
  • 1:00-3:00 p.m. - reading, music.
  • 3:00-5:00 p.m. correspondence, maybe house cleaning.
  • 5:0...

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Ursula Le Guin, the great SF writer

One of the most accomplished and prolific sci-fi writers of the 20th century, over a nearly 60-year-long career, Ursula Le Guin produced an enormous body of literary work. 

Her work included, but was not limited to the six books in which she created the world of Ear...

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Ursula Le Guin

“Some of us are Norman Mailer, but others of us are middle-aged Portland housewives.”

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Le Guin the Portland housewife

The quote is from a 1976 interview with science-fiction fanzine Luna Monthly. Though Le Guin may have thought of herself as one of the latter, “middle-aged Portland housewife” is hardly the way the rest of us would describe her and her prolific career shows her schedule worked great in h...

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Gustave Flaubert

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.  

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Boring doesn't mean dull

Flaubert and Le Guin’s case (or in the case of a writer like Haruki Murakami - shown in the image -, who rises famously early and runs famously hard when working on a book). 

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