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"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 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.

©1994 Ray Bradbury Enterprises (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Great, informative book!

I love Ray Bradbury and this book gave some helpful advice to an aspiring writer.

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Evocative fuel for any Muse!

This book has been a deeply cherished favorite of mine since adolescence. I've hoped to find it on Audible for years. It's finally here.

Mr. Frangione's narration brings Bradbury's dynamically vital text to life. What a relief to find a voice so perfectly suited to such spiritually demanding material!

As I listened, I worked on Surrealistic drawings, refreshed and reminded of wisdom that had been instilled by Bradbury decades ago.

These are lessons for life, immediately applicable to any life lived in mindfulness and flow.

Reaching the end, I shed my first tears of joy in recent memory.