Thursday, October 11, 2012

Writing book recommendation

Have you ever had an experience where you read a book or listen to an album and you know that you won't be the same person you were before you listened to or read it?

I feel that way about this book. I'm pretty sure after reading and re-reading this book I won't be the same writer I was before I found it.

I found this book earlier this summer and I've basically been reading it ever since. Sometimes I skip around picking an essay with a title that stirs my interest. Other times I read the shortest essay because that is what I have time for.

The best thing about this book is the excitement Bradbury has for writing. He doesn't spend much time talking about writers block and rejection. He talks about telling stories and how exciting writing is.

It might be hard to find but if you see it at a used bookstore or garage sale or whatever buy a copy.

Zen in the Art of Writing

I've read this book twice since I got it earlier this summer and I'll probably read it again.  Since reading this book I've been more excited to write. I ask myself "Am I approaching the page with as much excitement as Bradbury did?"



4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bradbury was an amazing author - I'm going to download that one tonight!

Barbara Watson said...

I wish I loved reading writing craft books...

KarenG said...

I'll take a look on Amazon. I've been seeking a writing book to inspire me.

Julie said...

I hadn't heard of this book before. Now I'm so curious to read it. I always need more inspiration. Thanks for sharing the recommendation!