Андрій Новосьолов (andrzejn) wrote,
Андрій Новосьолов
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Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Отличная книга для писателей!
What has all this to do with writing the short story in our times?
Only this: if you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun, you are only half a writer. It means you are so busy keeping one eye on the commercial market, or one ear peeled for the avant-garde coterie, that you are not being yourself. You don't even know yourself. For the first thing a writer should be is-excited. He should be a thing of fevers and enthusiasms.
Without such vigor, he might as well be out picking peaches or digging ditches; God knows it'd be better for his health.
How long has it been since you wrote a story where your real love or your real hatred somehow got onto the paper? When was the last time you dared release a cherished prejudice so it slammed the page like a lightning bolt? What are the best things and the worst things in your life, and when are you going to get around to whispering or shouting them?
Спасибо petro_gulak за наводку.
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