Un cuento cada semana

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“Escribe un cuento cada semana. No es posible escribir 52 cuentos malos.” -Ray Bradbury

Escribir un cuento cada semana te ayudará a madurar como escritor. Allá en Instagram te aconsejé que te hicieras el reto de #1cuentoporsemana o por lo menos que hicieras las 4 semanas de Enero, porque es un buen comienzo.

Si estás aquí es porque te interesa y te felicito por tu valentía y por hacerle cara a los miedos y hechar a un lado la procrastinación.

Una lista de posibles temas te puede dar una ayudita a tener las primeras ideas.

  1. Lunes de frustración, con esta te puedes divertir de sobremanera.
  2. Contemplación, hay un sin fin de cosas que contemplar o, ¿sabes cómo contemplar o llegar a un estado de contemplación?
  3. La cotiandad, una historia que escuchaste en la panadería o cafetería o esperando tu recorte.
  4. La primera línea de tu libro favorito.
  5. La oración que te impactó del último libro que leíste.
  6. Una causa que apoyas.

Es una lista corta, pero de ella puedes sacar mucho. Espero te diviertas. Un abrazo.


Write a short story every week. It’s not possible to write 52 bad short stories. -Ray Bradbury

Writing a short story every week will help you mature as a writer. Back on Instagram I advice you to take the #oneshortstoryaweek challenge or at least to do a story each week of January. Is a good start!

If you are here is because you are interested and I congratulate you on your bravery and confronting your fears and put aside procrastination. So happy you did it!

A list of possible themes to write about might help you have your first ideas.

  1. Monday of frustrations, you can have some fun with this one.
  2. Contemplation, there is a vast number of things to contemplate or, do you know how to contemplate?
  3. Quotidian life, a story you overheard at the bakery, cafe or waiting for your haircut.
  4. The first line of your favorite book.
  5. The sentence that most impacted you from the last book you read.
  6. A cause that you support.

Is a short list, but from her you can do a lot. Hope you have fun. Sending you a hug.

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“Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451” a contribution by Jack Collins

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Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jack Collins from AcademicEarth.org shares a video he produced explaining “in less than three minutes,  Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451“. Ray Bradbury, as explained in AcademicEarth.org, “wrote his dystopian classic Fahrenheit 451 at the height of McCarthyism and Cold War paranoia. In the novel, Guy Montag is employed as a fireman who burns books. The whole of American society has descended into a zombie-like stupor of instant gratification, and books are seen as challenging and disruptive relics, which must be destroyed at any cost.”

'Fahrenheit 451' pictogram movie poster

‘Fahrenheit 451’ pictogram movie poster (Photo credit: Viktor Hertz)

“The video highlights the major plot points, characters, and themes used in this cornerstone of modern literature,” says Jack Collins. It is enjoyable and with outstanding illustrations that keeps you watching it. 

To watch the video, please visit this link,  http://academicearth.org/electives/tldr-fahrenheit-451/, since I had problems posting it here. Hope you enjoy it and thanks to Jack Collins for sharing it.

Thanks,

A.R. Román de Hernádez

Ray Bradbury in keep working / en seguir trabajando

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Ray Bradbury, Miami Book Fair International, 1990

Ray Bradbury, Miami Book Fair International, 1990 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Any man who keeps working is not a failure. He may not be a great writer, but if he applies the old-fashioned virtues of hard, constant labor, he’ll eventually make some kind of career for himself as writer.

Cualquier hombre que sigue trabajando no es un fracaso. Él tal vez no pueda ser un gran escritor, pero si se aplica a las virtudes antiguas trabajar duro , constantemente, con el tiempo va a hacer algún tipo de carrera para sí mismo como escritor.

Ray Bradbury

You must stay drunk…

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“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.  ~Ray Bradbury” (quote from Quote Garden). A few days back a good friend, whom I respect and sharish her opinion, wrote to me to not forget to come back to reality know and then. As a fiction writer my head is always returning to that place I’m creating, to the characters that need more, to the dialogue in need of feelings that will take the reader into a journey that will capture them, make them hate or love a character.

As I write my new book of fiction and fantasy I find myself in and out of reality, most of the time I return to my mortality because of the need of others. In this case of my three year old with whom my writing does not compete, it comes second to him and to my daughter and my husband. They come first and for them I rejoin humanity in this world of reality that does not destroy me for I am being sorrounded by love even thou words that have to be written are transcribed in my mind.

I think I’m declaring here and now that I, as Ray Bradbury said, am drunk with writing. My mind always finds itself seeking constantly the perfect settings, the action in reality that will come to be written for a character. Reality is but the setting I go trhough in order to gain knowledge that can be turn into fiction or fantasy. I did not realize that until I read the quote on friday morning! It is in this truth that I find peace thinking of the feelings that arise from me everytime I day dream and I wonder off silently. Is serenety like that one gain from a prayer, what it feels like when I’m drunk with writing. Is who I am, I will not change it for the world!