And it’s really practical stuff – an example I always remember is how to describe a cage on a table.King describes it and then points out all the gaps in the description that you filled in yourself as the reader.
It’s really a collection of informal (and really passionate) essays on writing with a lot of Bradbury’s real life experience thrown in.
Despite the fact Bradbury wrote most of these so long ago, I had no idea until he started recounting how he wrote his first works on a library typewriter, hired for a dime a day (or something similar).
His passion and tone of voice is absolutely timeless, and he certainly managed to fire me up to create create create.
If you’re looking for free resources to start you off, take a look at my post which lists the best free online resources for writers.
These book recommendations are ideal for ambitious creative writers, especially those studying creative writing in depth, or as part of a university degree or MFA.