Ray bradbury on writing advice from authors

If you carry a short story over to the next day you may overnight intellectualize something about it and try to make it too fancy, try to please someone. So, get the big truth first. The surprise was total and lovely. He waited until the age of 30 to write his first novel, Fahrenheit So how did Bradbury find that elusive thing that makes publishers sit up and take notice?

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Like Neil Gaiman , he knew good ideas would find their way to the page, and out into the world, if you simply sat down and brought them into being. We must escape the danger of war and politics. He waited until the age of 30 to write his first novel, Fahrenheit Find a way to make it work. This idea also carried over into the business end of his writing. He and his wife, who "took a vow of poverty" to marry him, hit 37 before they could afford a car and he still never got around to picking up a license. On Work If you find that your writing has become work, then Bradbury suggested that you either stop complaining or stop writing and do something else. Bradbury wrote for almost seven decades, which is an amazing amount of wisdom to accumulate and share. Unfortunately what he learned was that being like your heroes means not being like yourself. Embrace your emotions. Toting around a stack of short stories, he went from one editor to the next until he found the right person who saw enough connections between some of his stories. We must earn life once it has been awarded to us. Not to write, for many of us, is to die Do what you love. What noun?

Mankind must save itself. For Bradbury, everything was an act of discovery, an act of love, and an act of play. I finally figured out that if you are going to step on a live mine, make it your own.

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Life asks for awards back because it has favored us with animation. Unfortunately what he learned was that being like your heroes means not being like yourself.

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It is our job to expand the world we live in, and to create new worlds when our every day world sucks. So I went through and cut out fifty thousand. The information is all there for you to interpret. After picking himself and his wounded pride up off the floor, he chose to ignore the criticism and be true to himself. They take too long. If you get the big truth, the small truths will accumulate around it. Eavesdrop in coffee shops. This is, of course, not possible for everyone, but still, I find it to be a lovely antidote to all the hand-wringing and hair-tearing and sit-at-the-typwriter-and-bleeding contemporary writers seem to do or claim to do, online or otherwise these days. What do you think? I graduated from the library having read every single book in it. So, get the big truth first. Writing is not a serious business. Do the work. Bradbury wrote for almost seven decades, which is an amazing amount of wisdom to accumulate and share.
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