Today I’m guest posting for Icess Fernandez Rojas on her blog Writing to Insanity while she’s at Latism.

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Creating story ideas with Ray Bradbury


The day Ray Bradbury died I cried. Then I got out the big box of DVDs and watched The Ray Bradbury Theater.

The Ray Bradbury Theater is a relatively little known work of Bradbury’s, but it ran for years in the 80s and 90s on USA
Network and HBO. By the time the series finished, 65 of his stories and books had been translated into 30 minute episodes.

65 stories!

It’s no wonder each episode began with Bradbury in his office addressing the question, “Where do you get your ideas?” His answer as he sat down at his desk and looked around at a room full of toys and memorabilia was, “Right here.”

It was the kind of answer that pulled at something deep in my gut, but it was a television blip, and he didn’t elaborate, so for a long time I was left to wonder what magic made the veldt come alive when he closed his office door.

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