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
One of the best books on the craft of writing. - Goodreads
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
It's chock full of advice. - Goodreads

Review: Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity

User Review  - JK - Goodreads

An excellent series of essays by a master of science fiction - a companion piece that I feel is essential for anyone who adores Stephen King's 'On Writing'. Gets to the soul of the writing and is much more than simply a how-to write well guide. Read full review

Review: Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity

User Review  - Troy - Goodreads

A book of collected essays on writing, motivation, and creativity. I loved the essay format because I could read one complete essay and let its ideas percolate before starting another. Bradbury is into the sheer joy of writing. Recommended for anyone in a creative endeavor. Read full review

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About the author (1993)

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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