For this Monday's ten things list let's play a game. See if you can match the writer to the fact:
1. Wrote while lying in bed in a white coat. Also composed most of one novel while writing with crayon pieces on cardboard.
2. Used a watch to obsessively time creative sessions to make a quota of writing 250 words every 15 minutes.
3. Let a pile of apples rot in a desk drawer and would open the drawer and breathe in the stench as "inspiration" to work.
4. Ate vanilla wafers as fuel for the muse.
5. Preferred to write letters in purple ink.
6. Wrote in a car while out running errands (someone else was driving, thankfully.)
7. Wrote two novels by typing them on rolls of accounting machine paper and cutting off the pages from the typewriter as they were completed.
8. Wrote nearly all novel drafts on 3 X 5 index cards, which were clipped together and stored in boxes.
9. Wrote while leaning over a refrigerator (yes, that tall).
10. Preferred to write in the bath while eating apples.
A. Gertrude Stein
B. James Joyce
C. Agatha Christie
E. Anthony Trollope
F. Friedrich Schiller
G. Thomas Clayton Wolfe
H. Flannery O'Connor
I. Vladimir Nabokov
J. Virginia Woolf
(The correct answers will be posted in comments at the end of the day.)