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

„Every ​morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!” Zest. Gusto. Curiosity. These are the qualities every writer must have, as well as a spirit of adventure. In this exuberant book, the incomparable Ray Bradbury shares the wisdom, experience, and excitement of a lifetime of writing. Here are practical tips on the art of writing from a master of the craft-everything from finding original ideas to developing your own voice and style-as well as the inside story of Bradbury's own remarkable career as a prolific author of novels, stories, poems, films, and plays. Zen In The Art Of Writing is more than just a how-to manual for the would-be writer: it is a celebration of the act of writing itself that will delight, impassion, and inspire the writer in you. In it, Bradbury encourages us to follow the unique path of our instincts and enthusiasms… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 1973

Harper Voyager, New York, 2015
130 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780008136512
Harper Voyager, New York, 2015
152 oldal · ASIN: B00Q28GYVS
Bantam, 1992
158 oldal · ISBN: 0553296345

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Ray Bradbury: Zen in the Art of Writing

Bradburynek az élete az írás, ez az esszégyűjtemény tanulsága. Még működni sem tud rendesen, ha nem írta meg a napi ezer szót, nem tudom, létezik-e más ember, akitől jobb tanácsokat kaphatnánk, mint ő. Sokkal romantikusabb a hozzáállása, mint Stephen Kingnek, Bradbury egyszerűen imád írni, nem is tud másképpen, és csak így is érdemes szerinte. Múzsáról nagyon egyedi gondolatai vannak, a tudatalattinkat érti alatta, akit gyakorlással magunkhoz tudunk szoktatni, és jól fogja érezni magát nálunk. Ha meg már írunk, akkor csakis lendületesen és jó ízléssel, ne gondolkodjunk, mert az csak árt, a hibákat úgyis kijavítjuk a második vázlattal. De a legfontosabb, hogy írjunk, rengeteget, az senkit ne zavarjon, hogy pocsék az eredmény, gyakorlás az, ami mesterré tesz. Innét is a címadó zen filozófia, addig gyakoroljunk, amíg az ujjaink már maguktól fognak járni a billentyűzeten. A kemény munka megerősít, annyira hozzászokik az elménk, hogy már gondolkodni sem kell majd, hanem csak élvezni a folyamatot. Mint a legnagyobb zongoramesterek, akár becsukott szemmel is.

Népszerű idézetek

Lunemorte P>!

Since then, I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.

Drunk, and in charge of a bicycle

Lunemorte P>!

How strange – we’re so busy looking out, to find ways and means, we forget to look in.

How to keep and feed a Muse

Lunemorte P>!

And, after all, isn’t that what life is all about, the ability to go around back and come up inside other people’s heads to look out at the damned fool miracle and say: oh, so that’s how you see it!?

Just this side of Byzantium: Dandelion Wine

Lunemorte P>!

And now:
I have come up with a new simile to describe myself lately. It can be yours.
Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me.
After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.
Now, it’s your turn. Jump!

How to climb the tree of life, throw rocks at yourself, and get down again without breaking your bones or your spirit - A preface with a title not much longer than the book


And what, you ask, does writing teach us?
First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right. We must earn life once it has been awarded us. Life asks for rewards back because it has favored us with animation.
So while our art cannot, as we wish we could, save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age, or death, it can revitalize us amidst of it all.
Secondly, writing is survival. Any art, any good work, of course, is that.
Not to write, for many of us, is to die.


Lunemorte P>!

What is The Subconscious to every other man, in its creative aspect becomes, for writers, The Muse. They are two names for one thing.

How to keep and feed a Muse


Remember that pianist who said that if he did not practice every day he would know, if he did not practice for two days, the critics would know, after three days, his audiences would know.

Preface XIII old. , Joshua Odell Editions, 1996.


Michelangelo's, da Vinci's, Tintoretto's billion sketches, the quantitative, prepared them for the qualitative, single sketches further down the line, single portraits, single landscapes of incredilble control and beauty.

145. oldal, Joshua Odell Editions, 1996.

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