There are very few artists whose passing could make me feel like Le Guin’s did. It was a heavy reminder that we really need people like her in the world now, still, and forever.
4. You can regret a decision you made in an earlier book and correct it in a later work. (This is a hard one in our unforgiving times, when your previous missteps are eternal and only a google away. But there is nothing shameful in becoming a better person, a wiser person. Done right, it’s pretty heroic.)
Read Karen Joy Fowler’s whole list here.