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Tag Archive: Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury Quotes – On Ideas

Ray Bradbury asks Where do you get your ideas

Ray Bradbury Quotes –  Finding Ideas Ray Bradbury quotes are precise, stimulating, and full of vitality. They encapsulate the man and his writing. It is hard not to read any of his work and not be inspired. Some of my favorite quotes come his famous book on writing: Zen in the Art of Writing: Essays…

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Author, Author! How to meet your favorite author

Looking for an author
This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Where to find an author Want to meet some authors? Go to the nearest writer’s convention and head for the bar. You laugh. Yet this is a tried and true method whispered among writers in search of famous authors who hold…

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Genre fiction or popular fiction – Armchair BEA

Genre fiction appeals to the popular culture and draws crowds of readers.
This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 - 2014

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Armchair BEA 2013 – 2014Genre fiction populates most bookstore shelves, and the books are often referred to as commercial fiction as opposed to the more literary fiction. While many think the division between the two is firm, I’m not so sure. Let’s make the rounds:…

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Write a good short story, enter a great writing contest

Fiction writing contest – American style Once again The Saturday Evening Post has issued a call for short stories (1,500 – 5,00 words) for their Great American Fiction Contest. The magazine writing contest entries are to be submitted through the online entry form by the July 1st, 2013 deadline. The winner’s story will be published in…

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Have you any banned books on your shelf today?

Banned Book Reading Challenge The annual Banned Books Week (Sept 22 – 28, 2013) reminds writers and readers of creeping literary censorship and offers surprises within the list of banned books. Classics such as Huckleberry Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird, and even The Lord of the Rings regularly top the list. Does this mean you…

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My reading plan for the classics readathon

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Read-a-thon

This entry is part 22 of 32 in the series Read-a-thonThe classic books on my reading list My readathon book choices are made. Obviously, I’m going to be reading the classics over the next 24 hours as I embark on The Classic Club’s Readathon. So here are the classics perched on my TBR table, all…

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Top Ten books to read in 2013

Books screaming to be read My house is littered with books, my shelves cluttered with more books, and all are begging to be read. Does that sound familiar? I’m sure you have a few books stacked here and there that speak to you, always urging you to pick them up, open their pages, and read…

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Ten authors I wish I could meet

My early literary influences Creating a list of ten writers I want to meet is not easy. First, there are so many. Second, I’ve already met a lot of writers from attending trade book shows, conferences, workshops, and book signings. Finally, I worked in a bookstore as an event planner and met even more writers…

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Top ten books for writers who love to read

 Writers and the reading life Many writers love books and share the twin passion for reading. Books play an important role in their lives even as they make their own mark in the book world. So it’s not surprising that there’s a small niche of books have grown up detailing the reading life of a…

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Top ten books on writing by famous authors

If you like Stephen King’s book On Writing…. Writers are a voracious lot. They gobble up words and devour ideas. They are ardent about their characters and hot for plots. They consume books. When it comes to their peers, most writers turn into stickybeaks. They want to know everything: their habits, their writing processes, their…

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Should a writer read short stories?

The Tell-Tale Heart From the opening pages of the short story collection, I knew my heart belonged to Poe. That’s Edgar Allan, of course. When I read The Tell Tale Heart, I slid into Poe’s fictional world and experienced the story. I might have been slouched in an old recliner and safe in my parent’s…

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Weekend Writing Finds – Reading, writing, and a cool email app

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing Finds

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Weekend Writing FindsAll week long I gather bits and notes and finds about reading, writing, books, the writing process, the writing life and writers. I might as well share them with others. This is the first post in a weekly series. Look for more every…

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ArmchairBEA: 2012 wrap-up

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012Book Expo America 2012 ends The virtual conference for the 2012 Book Expo America in NYC called ArmchairBEA is over but for book bloggers, writers, publishers, and readers the work continues. Despite all the changes and new technologies, the book industry continues its…

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Remembering Ray Bradbury: Writers pay tribute to a legend

Speilberg, King, Gaiman and other writers react to Ray Bradbury’s death Many of you probably already know that the great Ray Bradbury has left us. So many writers are offering tributes to him that I wanted to share a few with you. I’ll post my own reflections later. Come back as I’ll continue to add…

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Armchair BEA: Tips for writers and book bloggers

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Armchair BEA 2012Community, organization, and technology help writers and bloggers Writers and bloggers are always looking for tips and ideas to make their lives easier. This week’s series of posts has been inspired by the 2012 ARMCHAIR BEA virtiual convention and is a great example…

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