In memory of the late Bradbury, one of the writers, alongside Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert A. Heinlein, most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream. He disdained formal education and went so far as to attribute his success as a writer to his never having gone to college. His advice to would-be writers: read! Although he is credited with writing 27 novels and over 600 short stories as well as plays and TV and film scripts, the following focuses on his most familiar work.
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You can’t learn to write in college.
It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers
always think they know more than you do—and they don’t.
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