Vintage Books & Anchor Books

From Classic to Contemporary—The Best Books in Paperback.
Recent Tweets @
Posts I Like

If you’re afflicted with a case of Writer’s Block this holiday season, Brain Pickingsarticle on the daily routines of famous writers might provide some inspiration. 

In 1968, Birthday girl Joan Didion described hers: 

"I need an hour alone before dinner, with a drink, to go over what I’ve done that day. I can’t do it late in the afternoon because I’m too close to it. Also, the drink helps. It removes me from the pages. So I spend this hour taking things out and putting other things in. Then I start the next day by redoing all of what I did the day before, following these evening notes. When I’m really working I don’t like to go out or have anybody to dinner, because then I lose the hour. If I don’t have the hour, and start the next day with just some bad pages and nowhere to go, I’m in low spirits. Another thing I need to do, when I’m near the end of the book, is sleep in the same room with it. That’s one reason I go home to Sacramento to finish things. Somehow the book doesn’t leave you when you’re asleep right next to it. In Sacramento nobody cares if I appear or not. I can just get up and start typing."

  1. doesgeniusburn reblogged this from englishistheartofbullshit
  2. cakespeare reblogged this from vintageanchorbooks
  3. marynelson8 reblogged this from vintageanchorbooks
  4. chirisosu reblogged this from vintageanchorbooks
  5. ffirehorse reblogged this from utnereader
  6. mccruiz reblogged this from utnereader
  7. pastorhope reblogged this from utnereader and added:
  8. thevulgareye reblogged this from utnereader
  9. futureisfiction reblogged this from utnereader
  10. riveralina reblogged this from utnereader
  11. weallcrazyhere reblogged this from utnereader
  12. alienoctopus reblogged this from onehundreddollars
  13. justtofollowcrap reblogged this from schoolgirlj
  14. fantshmabulous reblogged this from utnereader
  15. arborwin reblogged this from utnereader
  16. schoolgirlj reblogged this from utnereader
  17. haveyoufinishedthose-errands reblogged this from paradise--hunter