Chapter 8. Write This Way

Write This Way

Humorist/writer Bennett Cerf claimed that he got his best ideas while sitting in the bathroom; Ernest Hemingway had to sharpen exactly 12 pencils before he stood up to write (after injuring his back in a nasty plane crash, he threw away his desk chair). Novelist Willa Cather had to read a passage from the Bible every morning before she started to write. Edgar Allan Poe perched his Siamese cat on his shoulder in preparation for writing a poem; Ben ...

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