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Zen In the Art of Writing

Zen In the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

About inspiration and creativity.  How to feed the Muse -- read a lot -- and keep her in shape by writing a lot.  And the importance of writing regularly.  And how you can manage to lose yourself in it.  Writing from one's obsessions and experience. 

How he sold his first novel -- once someone pointed out that he had written it.

The value of reading poetry.

The childhood inspirations that still feed him -- Mr. Electro at the circus -- and how visits to places turn into stories only by ignoring the place and having the ideas bushwhack him.

Writing plays.

How he had originally wanted to be a stage magician and concludes, now, that he never abandoned that dream.
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