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    Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury | One of our top picks for Great Books on the Craft of Writing: "Remember that pianist who said that if he did not practice every day he would know, if he did not practice for two days, the critics would know, after three days, his audiences would know. A variation of this is true for writers"

  • Shannen Robertson

    Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You by Ray Bradbury *need to read list

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In Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You, Ray Bradbury — acclaimed author, dystopian novelist, hater of symbolism — shares not only his wisdom and experience in writing, but also his contagious excitement for the craft. Blending practical how-to’s on everything from finding your voice to negotiating with editors with snippets and glimpses of the author’s own career, the book is at once a manual and a manifesto, imbued with equal parts insight and enthusiasm.

The Art of Styling Sentences by K.D. Sullivan. $6.26. Publisher: BARRN; 4 edition (July 10, 2009). 192 pages

9 Essential Books on Reading and Writing... Dancing with the absurdity of life, or what symbolism has to do with the osmosis of trash and treasure. The Elements of Style (Illustrated), Bird by Bird, On Writing, Zen in the Art of Writing, The War of Art, Advice to Writers, How to Write a Sentence, Ernest Hemingway on Writing, How to Read a Book | Brain Pickings

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"The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien. Forget the movies! The books are magical. Read "The Hobbit" first and then head straight on to The Trilogy. "One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the Darkness bind them."

"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like Reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book!" - Jane Austen

  • Daurenta Lotorem

    I've seen this quote all around on Janite boards, and I wonder if people realize that this is a quote from Caroline Bingley, everyone's least favorite character (at least right after Mr. Wickham).

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Great collection of short adventures. Worth the read, especially if you're a fan of the new movies.