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The author Ray Bradbury wrote a 15 page essay titled Zen in the Artof Writing in which he explained how we progress from amateurs thatmust work on writing to become an artist of our craft The main ideas ofBradbury is that writing should progress from Work Relaxation andDont Think The first stage is working hard on your writing Fromworking hard the next phase of relaxation comes in where a naturalrhythm is achieved The last phase of writing is dont think As yourcreativity comes along you dont think as much You start writing withyour emotions whether its for love or hate Finally you have achievedmaturity to write as yourselves with originalityI believe Bradburys idea of Work Relaxation and Dont Thinkresembles the idea Practice makes perfect For instance I rememberthis summer my dad told me to make some Bengali tea I looked at himdumbfounded then thought to myself I have no idea how to make tea Ihesitantly took out my phone and called my sister for instructions Shequickly guided me through the process Through her instructions I wasable to make the tea but later discovered I made the tea slightlybitter The whole entire summer I worked strenuously until I made thebest tea I wouldnt have succeeded if I didnt work consistently Itshard to admit that at one point I had no idea how to make teaI strongly agree that the idea Bradbury stated quantity givesexperience from experience alone can quality come Bradbury 123works profoundly for me because Ive experienced this method As a childmy father always taught me to never give up If I was struggling withsomething my father would make me work hard until Ive becomeproficient For example I can recall a time in Bangladesh whereeveryone knew how to swim except me I was terrified of swimming it feltlike the water would suck me in forever My dad would encourage me totry swimming but of course I was stubborn and reluctant to get in thewater But
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