David Brin on Writing: Your 1st Novel Should Be A Murder Mystery

David Brin keynotes @SCWC

I’m not a science fiction reader but I love Ray Bradbury and so does noted science fiction novelist David Brin.  Bradbury was his hero like he has been for so many writers. I’ve had the pleasure of being in Ray Bradbury’s presence many times listening to him speak with such passion for the written word.  The vibe Mr. Brin gives is much like his mentor’s.

Speaking to Southern California Writers Conference  audience, David Brin sets this goal for all first time novelists:  You want your reader to tear the book apart, throw it out the window and dive after it! 

I think Mr Bradbury would be so pleased to know his passion lives on.