Weird writing habits of famous authors

Famous authors are notorious for their daily routines – sometimes outrageous, obsessive, and peculiar. How they write and on what seem to be a recurring theme of personal idiosyncrasy.

All writers dream of knocking out thousands of words a day, publishing multiple pieces a year and seeing them all skyrocket to the top of the bestseller lists and award podiums. But how do we get there? Wallace Stevens composed his poetry on slips of paper while walking – an activity he saw as a creative stimulant. Edgar Allan Poe wrote his final drafts on separate pieces of paper attached into a running scroll with sealing wax.

We all have our own unique habits that help us to be more creative. And to show you that your habits might not be strange compared to famous authors and writers, comes this infographic from Trust Essays. Featuring such authors as Truman Capote and T.S. Eliot, it gives us a better idea of their writing process.

Take a look below, grab a drink or have a puff and find out how famous authors did their thing.


What is your unique writing habit? Do you like to write on the train or in a bar? Do you wear a special pair of pants? Share your writing habits with us in the comments below or on social media.


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