The wonderful Ray Bradbury gave a keynotes speech back in 2001, from which 12 little nuggets of advice have been chopped out to give us a bit of a kick in the right direction. Well, if we were writers.
- Don’t start out writing novels.
- You may love ‘em, but you can’t be ‘em.
- Examine “quality” short stories.
- Stuff your head.
- Get rid of friends who don’t believe in you.
- Live in the library.
- Fall in love with movies.
- Write with joy.
- Don’t plan on making money.
- List ten things you love, and ten things you hate.
- Just type any old thing that comes into your head.
- Remember, with writing, what you’re looking for is just one person to come up and tell you, “I love you for what you do.”