Famous Authors Writing Habits
And many of these habits have been strange ones. Sure, some famous writing habits were caused by the inability of the author to write in a different way. Like it was with James Joyce, for instance. He had to use large pencils and lay on his stomach dressed in a white coat while writing—a habit he established due to his poor eyesight.
In 1965, Vonnegut wrote a letter to his wife Jane about his daily writing habits, which was published in the book: Kurt Vonnegut: Letters . I awake at 5:30, work until 8:00, eat breakfast at home, work until 10:00, walk a few blocks into town, do errands, go to the nearby municipal swimming pool, which I have all to myself, and swim for half an hour, return home at 11:45, read the mail, eat lunch at noon.
Mark Twain writing in bed. For some authors, lying down seems to set their creativity and focus in writing. They find inspiration and the right words to write while they are in the comfort of their bed. Among the successful novelists who have practiced this habit are Mark Twain, George Orwell, Edith Wharton, Woody Allen and Marcel Proust.
Let’s see what we can learn from famous authors’ writing habits. Change the location. Sitting in front of the same white wall in the same room day-to-day can easily deprive authors of their inspiration. No wonder that some authors fight this monotony with a change of scene. In order to work quietly, author Maya Angelou preferred to rent a hotel room