The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors

The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share the writing habits of 31 famous authors.

Most of us sit down in front of a desk and write. We may have quirks and rituals involving coffee, writing tools, and writing spaces. However, some famous writers had distinct and strange writing habits.

The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors

The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors Mark Twain

Writers Who Lay Down (when they wrote)

  1. Calvin
  2. Edith Sitwell (who wrote lying down in an open coffin)
  3. Marcel Proust
  4. Mark Twain
  5. Robert Louis Stevenson
  6. Truman Capote
  7. Voltaire

The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors Ernest Hemingway

Writers Who Stood (when they wrote)

  1. Ernest Hemingway
  2. Lewis Carroll
  3. Philip Roth
  4. Thomas Wolfe
  5. Virginia Woolf
  6. Vladimir Nabokov
  7. Winston Churchill

Writers Who Wrote In The Bath

  1. Agatha Christie
  2. Benjamin Franklin
  3. D.H. Lawrence
  4. Edmond Rostand
  5. Victor Hugo

The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors H.L. Mencken

Writers Who Smoked Cigars (when they wrote)

  1. Amy Lowell
  2. George Sand
  3. H L Mencken
  4. Mark Twain
  5. Rudyard Kipling

The Fascinating Writing Habits of 31 Famous Authors William Wordsworth Literary Walk

Writers Who Had To Take Long Walks (before they wrote)

  1. Carl Sandburg (20 miles a day)
  2. Charles Dickens (20-30 miles a day)
  3. Henry David Thoreau
  4. Isaac Bashevis Singer
  5. John Clare
  6. Wallace Stevens
  7. William Wordsworth

What are your writing habits?

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Posted on: 11th July 2013
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