Wednesday, June 6, 2012

RIP, Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury, whom I quote at the top of this blog, has departed this plane of existence. I like that quote, not only for what it says, but because Mr. Bradbury is one of those who "made it" as a fiction writer.

“People say, ‘Are you a fantasy writer?’ No,” Mr. Bradbury told the Charlotte Observer in 1997. “‘Are you a science fiction writer?’ No. I’m a magician.”

(I got that quote from a well-written obit in today's Washington Post.)

Writing confers a kind of immortality on the writer. It's a way of leaving your mark on the world. I guess that's why I do it.

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