Learn from the great: 5 habits of brilliant writers
The hardest part of writing work — it’s a start. With what to begin, how to sell to readers from the first lines could not break away from the books, articles, reports? As for the really big writers were able to create literary masterpieces? Ernest Hemingway, Vladimir Nabokov, Truman Capote and Stephen king — each with its own methods of work with the pen. Perhaps you will find something interesting, your «Golden key» to the words.
1. Stephen King
Stephen king writes 10 pages every day without a break for lunch and whatever day of the week. Even holidays are not a exception. It really is a lot of text. The result of this system of work — a huge number of books. Perhaps not to everyone’s liking, the composition of Stephen king, but I personally think some of his books are just brilliant, not to mention the movies based on these books! «The green mile», «Shawshank redemption», «the Confrontation» — the list goes on and on.
2. Ernest Hemingway
Unlike Stephen king, Hemingway wrote about 500 words. He woke up early in the morning to avoid the heat and work in peace and quiet. And despite the fact that Hemingway was known for his love of drinking, he said he never sat for the book in a drunken state.
3. Vladimir Nabokov
Author of «Lolita» liked to work standing up, and wrote their thoughts on index cards. This system allowed him to write scenes out of sequence, and then rebuild as you want. His novel Ada took up more than 2,000 cards.
4. Truman Capote
The author of «Breakfast at Tiffany’s» has claimed that he is fully «horizontal author». He said he wrote lying in bed in the bedroom or on the sofa in the living room with a cigarette and a Cup of coffee. Then coffee with a smooth transition to tea, to tea — on sherry from Jerez, Martini, and so on until the end of the day. First drafts of all his works he wrote with a pencil, for the third draft Hood used a typewriter, but it also worked in bed with the typewriter on his knees.
5. Philip Roth
Author of «the Plot against America» likes to work standing and walking around. He argued that for writing each page held about half a mile. The writer separates personal life from work — Philip never wrote, where he lived, and was specially built his Studio far from home.