The Eccentric Habits Of 13 Classic Writers

Thought Catalog

About a month ago, I wrote the first in the installment of Eccentric Habits of Classic Writers. Well, For your pleasure, here are the eccentric habits of 13 more classic writers, excerpted from the book Odd Type Writers, which I found in the inner depths of Paris’s Shakespeare and Company. Expect a third shortly.

1. Edith Wharton

From 1903-1911, Edith Wharton lived in her dream home. It was a mansion perched on top of a hill in Lenox, Massachusetts, where many renowned writers, such as Henry James, came for brief stays. Wharton would designate the early morning to writing, except like a good lazy girl she would write while still in bed. Wharton would assemble pages of her books by actually cutting and pasting scraps of paper, one on top of the next. When she completed a page, she would let it fall to the floor, where a maid…

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