Writing Resources: Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Zen in the Art of Writing.

Ray Bradbury’s Zen in the Art of Writing, a collection of essays on writing and creativity, is infused with unparalleled joy and passion for the craft of writing. It’s an easy, relaxing read that imparts unique insight to boost your writing habits and keep ideas flowing freely and naturally.

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” — Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is one of the masters of science fiction, most famous for his novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles. He came up during a time when science fiction and fantasy were taken even less seriously by literary elites than they are today — yet his work not only went mainstream, it was academically acclaimed. I was first introduced to Bradbury as a reading assignment in high school. Later I delved into his life as an author, reading and watching every interview I could find online. The man was a fountain of wisdom, and his jovial demeanor makes him a pleasure to read and watch. Read More

Fiction Writing Exercises: The Power of Prose

Fiction Writing Exercises: The Power of Prose

Fiction writing exercises for crafting strong prose. When we writers discuss fiction, we usually focus on plot, setting, dialogue, and especially characters. These, of course,... [Read more]

Grammar Rules: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

Grammar Rules: Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

Is ending a sentence with a preposition ever acceptable? A longstanding grammar myth  says we’re not supposed to end a sentence with a preposition. For years, this... [Read more]

Narrative Techniques for Storytellers

Narrative Techniques for Storytellers

Find out how narrative techniques can improve the stories you write! Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing, chapter... [Read more]

Five Personal Journal Prompts

Five Personal Journal Prompts

Journal prompts for self-exploration. Most writers keep a journal of some kind to jot down ideas, scenes, thoughts, and questions. Journals can be used in many different ways.... [Read more]

How to Stay Inspired

How to Stay Inspired

How to stay inspired. Writer’s block is probably the most frustrating experience any writer faces. You feel creative and you want to create, but you’re just not... [Read more]

Are You Writing Effective Sentences?

Are You Writing Effective Sentences?

Are you writing effective sentences? Nothing ruins a great piece of writing like weak words and poorly structured sentences. We’ve all been there. You’re working... [Read more]

Writing Resources: Wonderbook

Writing Resources: Wonderbook

Jeff VanderMeer’s Wonderbook. Jeff VanderMeer’s Wonderbook is not your average tome on the craft of writing. It’s more like a portal, and once you enter,... [Read more]

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