Friday, June 08, 2007

Friday Fact(s)

From A Writer's Book of Days by Judy Reeves:

Different ways of invoking the Muse

* The poet Friedrich von Schiller used to keep rotten apples under the lid of his desk, open it, inhale deeply, and compose.

* Balzac drank fifty cups of coffee in a day.

* Colette first picked fleas from her cat, then wrote.

* Voltaire used his lover's naked back as a writing desk.

* Alexandre Dumas, the elder, wrote his nonfiction on rose-coloured paper, his fiction on blue and his poetry on yellow.

2 comments:

Jan said...

So come on, Sarah, why aren't YOU in this list??

Sarah said...

Hah! I start everyday with writing something in pen on paper, and only then do I switch to the computer. Seem to need the ink injecton! You?