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

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.


A.R. Román de Hernádez

Ray Bradbury in keep working / en seguir trabajando

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

Writing Environment

Advice for writers, very helpful

The Roaming Bard

The work environment of a writer is diverse and unique to the individual. While you may not realize it, there are a lot of factors that go in to a work environment. In this article I am going to touch on a few such factors and experiences of a writer and discuss my personal views/choices for each.


Every writer/author is different when it comes to the whole music question. I know Patrick Rothfuss, author of the Kingkiller Chronicle, is an adamant backer for the idea of complete silence as he writes. Any noise of any kind is entirely detrimental to the writing and it’ll only serve as a distraction at best or influence the tone of your writing at the worst. How can you write a tender love scene if you have rock and roll, heavy metal music playing in the background?

Then there’s the other half, those, like me, who like…

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