On Writing : Ray Bradbury

One of my favorite books about writing is Ray Bradbury's Zen in the Art of Writing. If you haven't picked it up, I highly recommend it. It's not all technical or anything, about do a then b then c and voila you'll write a masterpiece. It's about creativity and finding yourself in your writing. 

So today, as I'm working on pulling together the second chapter of my new project, I give you a few words of wisdom from Ray...

“What are the best things and the worst things in your life, and when are you going to get around to whispering or shouting them?” 

Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations.” 

“And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.” 

There's much more to be gleaned from between these book covers, and to top it off, it s a very enjoyable time spent reading. 

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To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings, 1955