Ray Bradbury’s Advice To Writers

If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God has ever turned out and sent rambling.

You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next.

You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books likes hats upon your crazy heads.

I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you.

May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories – Science Fiction or otherwise.

Which finally means – May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days.

And out of that love, remake a world.

Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American Writer best known for his 1953 dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451.


Friday Slam #2 – How To Be Alone

One of my personal favorites – Singer/Songwriter and Poet Laureate of Halifax Tanya Davis performs her beautiful testament to the virtues of solitude on “How To Be Alone.”

For more on Tanya, visit her website ~ http://www.tanyadavis.ca