Here’s how Ray Bradbury helped me start writing again.

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Every time I looked at my laptop, a feeling of dread and guilt engulfed me. Something had to give. Fortunately, last August, I joined Ninja Writers Club, a group of freelance writers sharing their experience in nonfiction and fiction writing via Zoom calls. Then, I rewatched the lecture “An Evening With Ray Bradbury 2001,” author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and countless classics. I highly recommend you watch this video several times to absorb all the advice he shares.

YouTube video of Ray Bradbury’s lecture.

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Photo of Juliet and Brian Freyermuth at Santa Rosa Library by author.
Photo of Juliet and Brian Freyermuth at Santa Rosa Library by author.
Author photo of Juliet and Brian at the Santa Rosa Library.

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Juliet Freyermuth

Author of Mind of the Beast and resource librarian who loves learning about her international friends cultures. juliet@middark.com

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