I love you Mr. Bradbury ☕️ 📖
I love you Mr. Bradbury ☕️ 📖
I really liked this little writing guide. I enjoyed Bradbury's descriptions of his own methods, where his ideas for his stories came from, his hometown, etc. He has an engaging, energetic way of description that sucked me in immediately. I want to read more of his short stories now.
I think it‘s time to admit to myself that I‘m not going to complete all my reading challenges this year.😢 I‘m 2 books short and don‘t think I‘ll have the time to get through. I completed and surpassed my #mounttbr goal and Goodreads challenge. One shy for #readharder2018 and one for #LitsyAtoZ. I think next year I‘ll take a year off aside from Goodreads. Part of what got me behind was wanting to read outside of my challenge lists. #lennox
In a reading slump: life, too many books w/ too many deadlines and audiobooks aren‘t working, usually something I can hang with, regardless.
Visiting Gramma & I‘m struggling with #NaNoWrimo at the mo. Some days I can meet the word goal but I don‘t know my character and I think that‘s holding me back. So I am forging ahead in the dark until I get some insight. It might be time to get out my favorite writing cheerleader book. Write words everyday...
Spanning decades, this is a collection of Bradbury's odds and ends on the topics of creativity and writing. The writer's-life philosophies he preaches, they're not anything new, this having been published in the 90s, but I do feel, because of Bradbury's way with words, the lessons got a little deeper under my skin. His journey is inspiring, and I'm more determined than ever to pick up Farenheit 451 as well as a couple of his fiction anthologies.
"Time enough to think and cut and rewrite tomorrow. But today—explode—fly away—disintegrate! The other six or seven drafts are going to be pure torture. So why not enjoy the first draft..."
"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."
Misha was as curious about this book as I was, so we ordered it! I get first dibs.
Down to letter "X" for #litsyatoz challenge. I really don't want to read Klosterman right now even though that would solve my problem. Any other suggestions for books starting with "X"? #booksuggestions
Meh. I was bored.
I know I am committing a sacrilege by saying that this book was boring. The book is a collection of essays on the craft of writing Bradbury wrote over the years for various publications. Bradbury comes off self-aggrandizing and pretentious. The most interesting part of the book were his inspirations for his greater known work. Don't get me wrong, I like Bradbury but just not this book.
I‘m a Bradbury fangirl, late to the party. This group of essays talks about writing as a career, both to chronicle and inspire. I loved it!
Full review at www.TheBibliophage.com
I mentioned that Mr. B and I got new tattoos on Tuesday - my fourth, his first. It was an emotional choice, even though they aren't very big. Mine's on my forearm. His is on his upper arm at his shoulder. They're in memory of our beautiful granddaughter who passed away two years ago. Thanks to those of you who asked about them! The blog post has more of my thoughts.
This was a mixed bag for me... on the one hand Bradbury is a powerful writer and I didn't really notice it back when I read Fahrenheit 451. On the other hand, this collection left me pretty unmoved... I assume it just didn't click with me because I am not a writer.
Bradbury on writing and being a writer. I wish it wasn't so darn late. He's made me feel I can do it-that I HAVE to do it-and I want to sit down now and pound out my thousand words. A little typically heavy-handed Bradburyan, he still made me feel like he was talking to and caring about ME.
I love how passionately Bradbury writes about his love for writing. You can tell that for him writing was life. His passion is inspiring. I'm not a writer but this book sure makes me wish I was.
Made a little progress today for the #readathon Alternated between reading these two books. Zen in the Art of Writing-I love reading about how people work and Bradbury's writing process is interesting. What is not yours is not yours-a little over halfway with this one. Think I'm getting the characters mixed up but I'm really enjoying the stories, especially "is your blood as red as this?" #24in48 #litsybookclub
Loved this book. LOVED IT. Bradbury is my spirit animal. His tone was playful & encouraging, rather than judgmental, which I've found in other "writers writing about writing" type books. My first review at Writeropolis will be a longer version of this one. ?
"So while our art cannot, as we wish it could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all." —Ray Bradbury.
Pretty pleased to get this book as a Kindle deal today. Read the 1st essay & then went to the desk for the first time in a while to write some (very rough!) fiction. Whew. Trying to channel Ray B's faith in the often uncertain process of just getting the words down & trusting what comes.
I love you, Ray Bradbury. You are exactly the writing cheerleader I need right now.
Challenge accepted universe (and thanks for the compliment).
Great book if you want to get insights into one of the greats. Not so great book if you're hoping for a step-by-step plan. Favorite quote "... I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, slideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs & leave the room."