Fahrenheit 451

What would society be like without books? Bradbury’s dystopian novel explores the theme of censorship by painting a futuristic America where books are outlawed.

“We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren’t happy. Something’s missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I’d burned in ten or twelve years. So I thought books might help”

Submission by Johanna Bakmas

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  1. Alexander says:

    Sep 8, 2012

    Thanks for the interesting post. I just bgohut a copy of after reading it.I would encourage you to take another stab at screenwriting some day if it’s something you want to do. I had given up on it to about a year ago, but came back to it with a whole new approach that’s working really well for me. It’s based off of a few lectures by David Milch, the writer of Deadwood, and it basically revolves around the idea that when you’re writing you’re in a different state from thinking about writing. You can read about how much it changed my writing Bradbury’s ideas sound like they’re in the same vein… finding unexpected things while writing, scribbling down stream of consciousness stuff, letting your mind do its thing… I usually find that if I can get out of the way, good things come to me – much better things than I could sit down and plan out. I would also recommend , by Anne Lamott, to your reading list on the subject of creative writing.Thanks for the heads up on Bradbury’s book, and good luck in the future!

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