Monday, June 22, 2009

Ray Bradbury: When The Muse Calls, Always Answer -- Immediately.

2001: Ray Bradbury gives the keynote address with stories
about his life and love of writing in "Telling the Truth,"
at The Sixth Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea.

The graciously generous and iconic writer Ray Bradbury offered his insight on when the Muse calls one to write.

Mr. Bradbury described it this way, "When I awaken from a very vivid dream, I get right out of bed; and before I do another thing, I sit down at my typewriter and record that dream. If, I wait for even a moment and put it off -- it's gone forever! Many of my best story ideas have come from my dreams."

And, like Ray Bradbury, much of my best writing has come from the ethereal realm of my own dreams.

I am eternally grateful to Mr. Bradbury for his inspiring words, incredibly gifted writing, and for the kinship I’ve felt in our like-minded writing methodology.