Zen in the art of writing

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Bantam, Mar 1, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on  a land mine. The land mine is me. After the  explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the  pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!"  Zest. Gusto. Curiosity. These are the qualities  every writer must have, as well as a spirit of  adventure. In this exuberant book, the incomparable  Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and  excitement of a lifetime of writing. Here are  practical tips on the art of writing from a master of  the craft-everything from finding original ideas to  developing your own voice and style-as well as the  inside story of Bradbury's own remarkable career  as a prolific author of novels, stories, poems,  films, and plays. Zen In The Art Of  Writing is more than just a how-to manual for the  would-be writer: it is a celebration of the act of  writing itself that will delight, impassion, and  inspire the writer in you. In it, Bradbury  encourages us to follow the unique path of our instincts  and enthusiasms to the place where our inner genius  dwells, and he shows that success as a writer  depends on how well you know one subject: your own  life.

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THE JOY OF WRITING A writer must be excited. - Goodreads
Not too many tips here, just raw love for writing. - Goodreads
Good books on writing are difficult to find. - Goodreads
I recommend this as a motivational book on writing. - Goodreads
... writing is wholesome and good for you. - Goodreads
A book about writing from a master storyteller. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Ari Melman - Goodreads

Not too many tips here, just raw love for writing. Bradbury lived and breathed writing -- story craft was his purpose on Earth. He uses beautiful prose to describe his love of writing and if you need ... Read full review

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User Review  - Timothy Judd - Goodreads

INTRO Ray Bradbury's ZEN in the Art of Writing is a collection of essays similar to the CV portion of On Writing by Stephen King. Bradbury relates how he became a writer and reveals his perceptions of ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Ray Bradbury is the author of more than three dozen books, including "The Martian Chronicles", "The Illustrated Man", "Dandelion Wine", and "Something Wicked This Way Comes", as well as hundreds of short stories. He has written for the theater, cinema, and TV, including the screenplay for John Huston's "Moby Dick" and the Emmy Award?winning teleplay "The Halloween Tree", and adapted for television sixty-five of his stories for "The Ray Bradbury Theater". The recipient of the 2000 National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the 2007 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation, and numerous other honors, Bradbury lives in Los Angeles.

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