Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bradbury on Hygiene for Writers

“Books are smart and brilliant and wise.”
          -Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury speaks beautifully about writing and reading. His love for stories and his dedication to the craft of being an author come through loud and clear in this 2001 address. In general, I think this guy is great to listen to. His voice and verbal quirks will stick around in head for hours, mnah?

Here, Bradbury prescribes a program for writers to follow, “hygienically speaking.” On top of giving you an array of excellent authors whom you must read, he speaks about being an author, and explains very succinctly why you must live in the library. Writer's block? He has the cure for you. Do yourself a favor, settle down and lend an old master an hour of your time. You'll thank yourself for it, ah?

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