16 October, 2013

A Talk by Ray Bradbury

This is the best smegging talk about Creative Writing I've ever seen. Ray Bradbury wrote with such a passion and joy that he's an exemplar to us all if only for his lifestyle. He also firmly believed that his passion for the art is what made his quality.

This video is not only an inspiration, but a plethora of homework from one of the greatest, in my opinion, writers in history. I will do exactly what he says:

Read one short story every day.

Read one poem every day.

Read one essay every day.

Sounds like fun to me. If it didn't sound like fun, I probably wouldn't want to write all three of them.

A quick post, this one, but who am I to yap when you've got Ray Bradbury to listen to? I hope you enjoy.

Thank you Ray Bradbury for being far and away my greatest influence.  If others ever say my work is reminiscent of yours, I will probably weep tears of joy.


Byron Edgington said...

Don't even begin to call yourself a writer until you hear this fellow, and absorb what he says. Hygiene=Craft=Writing. Thanks Mr. Bradbury for all of it.

saket suryesh said...

Cannot thank you enough. what a great share..

G Mueller said...

Can't think of anyway to give this the praise it deserves, fantastically inspirational-just seems sublime next to how I felt when I finished watching it. Thank you both.

Gwen Hankins said...

The Video of Ray Bradbury, "A talk by Ray Bradbury". Sad as it sounds, I knew his name and had a scant knowledge of what he did as a writer. I am so grateful for this video. Words do not even begin to manifest the "tensile strength" intuitively and in my spirit. Thank you! Thank You!

Emma Harper said...

Thanks for a great share, Look forward to hearing folks comments.