Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #31

The writer who wants to tap the larger truth in himself … must forget the money waiting for him in mass circulation. He must ask himself, “What do I really think of the world, what do I love, fear, hate?” and begin to pour this on paper. ~ Ray Bradbury

I hope you enjoyed Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom – All of his shared wisdom came from his book, “The Zen of Writing.”

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Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #30

Work then, hard work, prepares the way for the first stages of relaxation, when one begins to approach what Orwell might call Not Think! As in learning to typewrite, a day comes when the single letters a-s-d-f and j-k-l-; give what to a flow of words. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #29

Stand aside, forget targets, let the characters, your fingers, body, blood, and heart do. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #28

Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. Plot is observed after the fact rather than before. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #27

There is only one type of story in the world. Your story. … At heart, all good stories are the one kind of story, the story written by an individual man from his individual truth. ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #26

Let the world burn through you. Throw the prism light, white hot, on paper. Make your own individual spectroscope reading. Then, you, a new Element, are discovered, charted, and named! ~ Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury’s Writing Wisdom #25

The writer must let his fingers run out the story of his characters, who, being only human and full of strange dreams and obsessions, are only too glad to run. ~ Ray Bradbury