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James Joyce was rumored to prefer writing while lying down on his stomach, wearing a white coat and using oversized blue pencils to combat his poor eyesight. Hunter S. Thompson famously rewrote F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ word for word every time he was suffering from writer’s block, just to get himself in the headspace of a successful writer. William Faulkner’s secret for his influential writing was… Whiskey… Lots, and lots of whiskey…

In other words, every writer tends to have their own unique routines, quirks, and methods when it comes to approaching and preparing to transcribe their thoughts onto the page.


Mike Frahm

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