Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ray Bradbury: "Writing is almost as fun as sex!"

Ray Bradbury died at 91 this week and I spotted this piece in Bloomberg Businessweek about him by Alec McCabe. McCabe's father knew Bradbury and the author wrote Alec some words of encouragement on a science fiction story.

Ray Bradbury . . . had some advice for an aspiring writer during the summer of 1989: “FINISH YOUR NOVEL, START ANOTHER TOMORROW!” he wrote in a paperback copy of “Fahrenheit 451.” “REMEMBER, WRITING IS ALMOST AS MUCH FUN AS SEX!”

I laughed when I read "Finish your novel, start another tomorrow!" because it's the advice I hear from all successful writers, but in a much more succinct way. The sex part -- I guess I still have to work on that.

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