“First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him!”

– Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury


I chose a quote from a writer this week, one that resonates with all writers who may be struggling with their plots, characters or have a general writing block! It seems easy to write when its written as succinctly as this.

American scifi writer Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), write dystopian novels with themes of fantasy scifi, mystery and horror. My son raves over his iconic book Fahrenheit 451, having read it numerous times. It resides on his book shelf, the pages well read and raved over!

Did you know?

  • he’s mostly known for his iconic dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953)
  • he has numerous awards, including a 2007 Pulitzer Citation
  • he also wrote The Martian Chronicles (1950s), a series of short stories set around a society on Mars, fleeing a troubled Earth
  • his biggest influences included HG Wells, Arthur C Clarke and John Steinbeck
  • he is regarded by the New York Times as “the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary world.”