The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers | Brain Pickings


This should be a very interesting read. The article itself gives us a great glimpse at what the book offers.

Famous authors are notorious for their daily routines — sometimes outrageous, usually obsessive, invariably peculiar. In Odd Type Writers: From Joyce and Dickens to Wharton and Welty, the Obsessive Habits and Quirky Techniques of Great Authors (public library) — the more dimensional and thoroughly researched counterpart to Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals — Brooklyn-based writer Celia Blue Johnson takes us on a guided tour of great writers’ unusual techniques, prompts, and customs of committing thought to paper, from their ambitious daily word quotas to their superstitions to their inventive procrastination and multitasking methods.

via The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers | Brain Pickings.

Map of trip from On the Road. Hand drawn by Jack Keruac

 

 

 

 

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