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What Writers Can Learn from Lizards…Ray Bradbury QUOTES FOR WRITERS

What can we writers learn from lizards, lift from birds?
In quickness is truth. The faster you blurt, the more swiftly you write, the more honest you are. In hesitation is thought. In delay comes the effort for a style, instead of leaping upon truth which is the only style worth dead falling or tiger-trapping.

Ray Bradbury. Zen in the Art of Writing

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4 comments on “What Writers Can Learn from Lizards…Ray Bradbury QUOTES FOR WRITERS

  1. Sarah Waldock
    March 26, 2023

    I’m inclined to agree there. Shut yourself up and let it all flow out and it works. overthink it and it doesn’t. But better when you don’t bother to work or think at all and let the characters write it.

    • bridget whelan
      March 28, 2023

      Speed probably also helps to silence the voice in your head that says it’s all rubbish and, if it’s not, then it has been done before…

      • Sarah Waldock
        March 28, 2023

        Oh, you get those moments of insecurity as well, do you? yes, definitely to be ignored.

  2. bridget whelan
    March 28, 2023

    Part of the job description….

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