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Dark Bites Datebook~August 22~Ray Bradbury

Dark Bites Datebook~August 22~Ray Bradbury

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Wishing a very happy 91st birthday to Pulitzer cites and National Medal of Arts winning literary icon, writer Ray Bradbury!
Wishing a very happy 91st birthday to Pulitzer cites and National Medal of Arts winning literary icon, writer Ray Bradbury!

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Wishing a very happy 91st birthday to Pulitzer cited and National Medal of Arts winning icon, writer Ray

Bradbury! Best known for his groundbreaking speculative fiction masterpieces The Martian Chronicles, Farenheit 451, The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes, The October Country and Dandelion Wine, Bradbury has published more than 500 works over the course of his lifetime including novels, short stories, non fiction, screenplays, television scripts, plays and poetry. While I've always enjoyed his fiction, the one Bradbury book I couldn't live without is the one I consider probably the most valuable writing bible I

own: Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity. I fell in love with it the day I first cracked it open in the bookstore and ran across his 1980 essay describing life, Drunk, and in Charge of a Bicycle: "...my stories have led me through my life. They shout, I follow. They run up and bite me on the leg- I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off. That is the kind of life that I've had...Drunk and in charge of a bicycle, as an Irish police report once put it. Drunk with life that is, and not knowing where off to next...And the trip? Exactly one half terror, exactly one half exhilaration." And while I wobble off terrified AND exhilarated, to continue pounding away on the novel, here are a few favorite Ray Bradbury links: Dandelion Wine Movie Announced as Bradbury's 91st Birthday Present to Himself Ray Bradbury.com Ray Bradbury at The New York Times The Quotable Bradbury Ray Bradbury Poem-Doing is Being

F*** Me, Ray Bradbury-Yes I know it's inappropriate and possibly disrespectful, but it's also one of the funniest music videos I've ever seen that also promotes reading. And here's a picture of Mr. Bradbury himself watching the video, so I refuse to feel guilty about enjoying this one.

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