I read 'Zen in the art of writing' (by Ray Bradbury) and loved it. His joy for writing and life is infectious.
But watching this talk tipped me over the edge into taking his advice to do the following for 1000 nights:
- Read one poem
- Read one essay
- Read one short story
Yes, I am going FULL RAY!
I am already writing a short story a week, as he suggests.
And I'm going to remind myself of Ray Bradbury's question...'Am I being joyful?' I think it's a beautiful question, even though I know the answer won't always be 'yes'!
You can click on any day on the calendar to to see what I read. From October 20th 2022 onwards...It should take me 2.7 years 🙂
UPDATE: Feb 2024. I recorded a short podcast with learnings so far, from this and the 52 Short Story challenge.
You can listen here: Ep. 44 - Writing advice from my favourite ghost (Ray Bradbury)
P = POEM/LYRICS
E = ESSAY
SS = SHORT STORY