Zen in the Art of Writing – Ray Bradbury

Bradbury makes writing sound like a rocket. The ideas that resonated with me the most, went beyond that passion, into a deeper truth. I encountered that depth as a teenager, crying as I read the FIRE BALLOONS in the Martian Chronicles.
I spent a couple of hours messing about with some water colours at the British Museum after years. I re-experienced the pleasure of being a child.
Bradbury’s joy in memory, place and creativity can only be infectious.
‘To fail is to give up.’
‘What do you want more than anything?’
‘The fire balloon still drifts and burns in the night sky of an as yet unburied summer. Why and how? Because I say it is so.’

 

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  1. A little while back, I was doing some research for an article on writing advice from great writers, and came across a few excerpts from Zen and the Art of Writing that blew me away. It sounds like an absolute cracker!

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