Today would have been the 101th birthday of Ray Bradbury, one of the greatest sci-fi writers, who also knew something about writing.Here’s what he said about writer’s block in “Telling the Truth,” the keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, in 2001: What if you have a blockage and you don’t… Read More Ray Bradbury & Writing
I Travel as a Phantom Now I travel as a phantom now,For people do not wish to seeIn flesh and blood so bare a boughAs Nature makes of me. And thus I visit bodilessStrange gloomy households often at odds,And wonder if Man’s consciousnessWas a mistake of God’s. And next I meet you, and I pause,And… Read More I Travel as a Phantom Now
Thomas Harris was born on 11 April 1940. His first novel, Black Sunday, was published in 1975, followed by Red Dragon , The Silence of the Lambs , Hannibal , and Hannibal Rising. He created one of the most notorious anti-heroes in the American literature, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a renowned forensic psychiatrist, who is… Read More Happy Birthday, Thomas Harris!