Zen in the art of writing

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Joshua Odell Editions, Aug 1, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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Here are eleven exuberant essays on the pleasures of writing from one of the most creative, imaginative, and prolific artists of the twentieth century - an author who truly enjoys his craft and tells you why and how. Bradbury shares his wisdom and enthusiasm for writing as he examines a lifetime of creating and composing scores of stories, novels, plays, poems, films, television programs, and musicals. Refreshingly direct, each essay shares a single compelling theme: writing is a celebration, not a chore. Unlike so many books on writing, this one does not belabor the technical or become obsessed with the how-to aspects of the craft. What Bradbury does bring to every discussion of writing is the fever, the ardor, the delight that he has discovered and which can be yours.

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Light, easy to read, and entertaining. - Overstock.com
Bradbury is into the sheer joy of writing. - Goodreads
Bradbury's is BY FAR my favorite book on writing. - Goodreads
Every writer should read this. - Goodreads
This is the type of writer I'd like to become. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mark Fallon - Goodreads

A beautiful collection of essays explaining the style, techniques and career of Ray Bradbury by Ray Bradbury. This is the type of writer I'd like to become. Read full review

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User Review  - Halley Sutton - Goodreads

I will undoubtedly reread this, oh, weekly. I think I'm actually in love with Ray Bradbury, not even figuratively-- it's the great Hamlet of my life that he's dead so we could never date. Could have done without some of the poems at the end, but I loved it and found it pretty inspiring overall. Read full review



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Ray Bradbury is the author of more than three dozen books, including "Fahrenheit 451", "The Martian Chronicles", "Dandelion Wine", and "Something Wicked This Way Comes". He has written for the theater and cinema, including the screenplay for John Huston's classic adaptation of "Moby Dick". He was nominated for an Academy Award, won an Emmy for his teleplay of "The Halloween Tree", and adapted sixty-five of his stories for television's "The Ray Bradbury Theater". He lives in Los Angeles.

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