Monday, December 12, 2011

Ray Bradbury's advice to writers

Q: What are you passionate about?
A: Everything. If you’re in love, you’re in love.

Q: There is a scene on “Dandelion Wine” where a young boy is lying on the ground and is suddenly intoxicated with the wonder of the world. And he thinks, “I’m really alive!” Was that a strong sense you had from an early age?
A: Absolutely. That particular event occurred when I was 13 years old and I suddenly looked at the shiny hairs on the back of my wrist and I said, “My God, why didn’t somebody tell me about this!”

Q: What kind of advice would you give beginning writers?
A: Fall in love and stay in love. Don’t intellectualize. Explode.

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