The weird side of famous writers

It is common knowledge that athletes and sports fans have some odd rituals, some would say quirks. I’m thinking of fans who always wear the same shirt to watch a game, athletes who carry a personal talisman with them on the sports field, etc. But… did you know that some of the famous authors/writers you know and love had some odd habits too?

Writers are not immune from ritual and superstition it would seem.

The following infographic was created by writer/blogger Jack Milgram.

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25 Responses to The weird side of famous writers

  1. Loved this, being introduced to new authors that I can not wait to get my hands on, thank you for sharing.

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  3. Nice facts!!
    Loved the one about Jane Austen! 🙂
    Do you have any quirks as such, Lynne?


  4. ichsan says:

    What the…?
    Thanks for sharing


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  6. Ivy Hayes Books says:

    Some of these are hilarious!

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  7. carhicks says:

    This was really interesting Lynne. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. bibliobeth says:

    This was brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing this. 🤗


  9. I loved this! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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  10. This was wonderful! I especially loved the Austen fact!


  11. Berit&V@Audio Killed the Bookmark says:

    Get fun and interesting post! Even as the mother of high school athletes I had my own little rituals, just stupid things like having the same amount of cash in my wallet at every game, because I’m sure that had a huge impact on the outcome of the game, LOL my oldest was a pitcher and as a mother that is a stressful position to have your child at!⚾️💕

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  12. Truman Capote’s clothes must have been very stinky! I use a purple pen to log my review books in my diary so I think Lewis Carroll was far from strange 😉

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  13. skyecaitlin says:

    This was very enlightening, but not terribly shocking. Many of the famous writers suffered with ‘the midnight disease.’ Stephen King wrote about this in his textbook. I know that when King had established himself as a huge success; he and his wife lived in a shabby trailer in Bar Harbor. I had never thought these tactics were superstitions, but after reading this thread, Good Grief ( making the Sign of the Cross).

    Thanks so much!


  14. I absolutely love discovering these. Very fun 🙂

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  15. Fab post some writers are very weird! 😀


  16. Martie says:

    Interesting post. Thanks for posting.


  17. Carrie Rubin says:

    Hmm, hanging upside down as a cure for writer’s block. Well, it certainly seems to have served Dan Brown well!


  18. Very Interesting post!! Loved the facts of these amazing writers!!


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