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  • I think this is a great advice because I have read a lot of books which are the same and only a few stand out, so I think this advice is great for writers starting out and wanting to carve their own name

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      This book is written by Ray Bradbury, and it is about how to write well. However, what sets this book apart from the other writing books I own is that, it does not teach the traditional techniques on how to write well. There are many books in the market of the same thing, and sometimes, it is hard to distinguish one from the other because they are almost the same. But, this book is quite different. I have bought this book not expecting any usual common sense tips

      on writing because I already read the reviews a lot of people gave on this book, so instead, I read nine chapters of essays on the author’s experiences and adventures in the writing world. The author is actually a famous sci-fi writer himself with a lot of credit under his name, like four novels, and a lot of achievements in his belt, which means he knows what he’s talking about. He has gained enough experiences through the years to teach his students and everyone else what they should do to excel. One of the chapters is called Drunk, And In Charge Of A Bicycle, where he says ‘one should get drunk in writing’. The language may sound strange and not straight to the point, so sometimes I have to read the essays again to get what he means. But in this chapter, he only means that one should never get tired of writing and always write with so much love, because if you don’t have enough love for it you will not stay too long to ...

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      endure the hardships of having to perfect your craft.

      He also says that you should write what you feel, and not to write according to the popular beliefs of the society. Here, his advice only means that you should not conform yourself to what everyone else says. Don’t just write what’s popular right now and instead, find your own world or niche. I think this is a great advice because I have read a lot of books which are the same and only a few stand out, so

      I think this advice is great for writers starting out and wanting to carve their own name.

      This book, in a nutshell, is packed with advice that comes from the man who has written four novels and has taught for 20 years. I think that after reading this book, I have become inspired again to pick my pen because his advice are insightful, inspirational and very deep. They may not be straight to the point sometimes because he uses some metaphors, but all in all, it is an awesome, inspiring book for writers.




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