MEET THE MEMBERS

Angela Butler joined WLT earlier this month and is registered for one of WLT’s upcoming fall classes. She lives in Austin, TX.

Angela Butler

Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Angela Butler: I’m a mix of memoir, creative nonfiction, and contemplative writing. Having been through some pretty significant life changing events (think of being affected by prison, suicide, divorce, and a cult-like religion), I really like to write about how we reinvent ourselves after change.

Scribe:  What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?

AB: Wayne Dyer seems like a natural, veggie loving, green smoothie type of author. Eckhart Tolle strikes me as an author who sips expensive wine while sitting next to a beautiful orchard. And Brene Brown, a Texas native, seems like the type that would sit with me in a lousy bar and buy me shots of Tequila.

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

AB: Sera Beak, author of The Red Book, would keep me laughing at my red-hot dilemma, and praying to a Divine Feminine to come and rescue my sorry self!

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

AB: The free event I attended at Book People gave me a clearer picture of the world of self-publishing. While I continue to work on my own book, still in rough draft form, I can see it beginning to take shape and piece itself together, and I am just beginning to explore publishing options, not to mention a good editor!

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

AB: After taking an 18 month break from writing because I thought I was done with it, I’ve finally resigned to the fact that it’s what I do, it’s my art, and it’s my way of creating meaning out of life. I have stories to share. I’m ready to take it to the next level; to stop wishing, worrying and letting fear stop me. In the future I see a memoir written, a website thriving, and some public speaking opportunities.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

AB: If you visit my website at www.angelabarnesbutler.com you will read this:

“What is your truth? Everybody has one. I believe when you are willing to tell your truths you discover unimaginable strength that you didn’t know you had. When you choose to live life with this type of authenticity, it allows you to learn to live with freedom and peace of mind, while giving you courage to leap forward, take chances, and control your own destiny.” This is what I write about, and my hope is that it will inspire others to live their lives with purpose and joy.

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