Ray Bradbury writes about writing.

Farewell Summer ends with an Afterword, in which Ray Bradbury writes about his approach to writing. Fascinating stuff. I have just selected a few nuggets. If you want more, you will have to read the book yourself.

Ruth Livingstone blog post.
Photo of Ray Bradbury by Alan Light
I have just finished reading Farewell Summer, by the great master, Ray Bradbury.

(If you are interested in my thoughts about this novel, read my review on Ruthless Reading)

The book ends with an Afterword, in which Ray Bradbury writes about his approach to writing. For me, this was fascinating stuff. I have just selected a few nuggets from the Afterword. If you want more, you will have to Continue reading “Ray Bradbury writes about writing.”

The joys of Twitter

The beauty of the ‘newspaper’ is you don’t have to obsessively watch Tweets. Just read my online paper Books and Writers Daily Update

Twitter logoA few weeks ago I joined Twitter. I post under RuthlessTweets, because somebody else had purloined my real name.

What on earth is the point of Twitter?
I resisted joining for years.
Yes, you can waste endless hours.
And, the temptation to keep checking for new Tweets is overwhelming.
And, yes, Twittering can be the single most time-wasting experience ever.

But … Continue reading “The joys of Twitter”

Stephen King on reading

I know I have not been writing much recently. And still have my NaNoWriMo novel with the final chapters to do.

I am following Stephen King’s advice. He says they way to learn about writing is to read.
So, I have been reading.

And who have I been reading?
Stephen King of course!

Stephen King's book cover, Bag of Bones

This is the first Stephen King novel I have ever read. Shame on me.
I have posted some comments about this particular book, Bag of Bones, on my Ruthless Reading site.