This is my last post for the Blogging From A-Z Challenge April 2017 with the theme of books. I’ve been blogging about books on my Goodreads shelf that I’ve read or I want to read. I’m delighted I’ve made it and I hope you’ve enjoyed my posts this month 🙂
Today’s letter is Z and the book I’ve chosen is Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury. I found this book whilst look for a title beginning with Z and thought it looked more fun than some of the titles starting with this letter.
Here’s the Goodreads blurb:
“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. Bradbury encourages us to follow the unique path of our instincts and enthusiasms to the place where our inner genius dwells, and he shows that success as a writer depends on how well you know one subject: your own life”