Author of concepts Mr. Bradbury referred to himself as a "idea writer," which he defined as something other than erudite or intellectual. "I have a lot of fun with concepts; I play with them," he explained. "An idea writer is someone who comes up with lots of ideas for stories, and then writes about one of those ideas."
He also rejected the label of "humorist" because he believed it was inaccurate. "A humorist is someone who makes people laugh," he said. "I don't think I do that very often. Most of the time I try to make people cry, but not always successfully."
He preferred the label of "maverick," which he described as someone who stands alone rather than with a group.
Bradbury wrote 14 novels and over 100 short stories during his career. He also edited several popular magazines and won multiple awards for his work. His books are still in print more than 60 years after they were first published.
He died at the age of 57 in 1974 due to heart disease.
"My purpose is to entertain myself and others," he stated. He defined his writing process as "word association," which was typically prompted by a favorite line of poetry. Mr. Bradbury's love of books was shown in his dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451," which was released in 1953. This book told the story of a future society where literature is banned because it causes violence and crime.
He also wanted to raise awareness about important social issues such as racism, poverty, and war. In addition, he wanted to inspire readers with stories that would leave them thinking about their own lives and what is important to them.
As for income, Mr. Bradbury said writing is not a job and cannot be pursued for money. He only wrote what he loved and felt was important. However, he noted that he could not write full time because it was too stressful.
He ended his interview by saying: "I hope I've made people think and changed some minds. That's what I want to do — make people think."
His wish has been fulfilled through many readers who have praised his work over the years. Nowadays, you can find him on Twitter and Facebook.
Ray Douglas Bradbury (/'braed, beri/; August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was a screenwriter and author from the United States. He wrote in several genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery. His works are known for their imaginative settings and prose styles that mix humor with drama.
Bradbury published more than 50 books in his lifetime, most recently The Martian Child in 2011. He has been called the "prince of pulp writers" because many of his early stories were written under various pseudonyms for magazines such as Black Mask and Fantastic Adventures. Some of these have since been discovered by fans, leading to the creation of new editions of some of his novels with additional material now considered canonical by some critics.
His work is noted for its influence on other authors, particularly Stephen King. King has said that if he had to pick one writer who influenced him most it would be Ray Bradbury.
In addition to writing, Bradbury was an influential public intellectual who gave numerous lectures and interviews about literature, politics, and society. In particular, he was known for his apocalyptic visions of the future and his warnings about technology. He also played an important role in popularizing astronomy through his writings on such topics as space travel and the moon. Bradbury was awarded the National Medal of Arts and the Congressional Gold Medal.