This time I explore Ray's essay collection Zen in the Art of Writing. This gathers together his thoughts on the writing process - including his belief in allowing the unconscious mind to play the leading part in generating stories - with his recollections of writing his most famous works.
I'm joined via Zoom by Kim and Renee, whose wonderful Words to Write By podcast is putting all those how-to-write books to the test. They recently went chapter by chapter through Zen in the Art of Writing, and found much to admire in Ray's advice to writers.
I hit a couple of snags with the audio when putting this episode together, so I apologise for some variation in the sound quality.
Have you ever tried following Ray Bradbury's writing advice? If so, how did it go? Post a comment below to let me know!