Let's play a game. Match the writer with their unusual quirk:
1. Charles Dickens
2. Dan Brown
3. Wallace Stevens
4. Sir Walter Scott
5. George Bernard Shaw
7. Dr. Maya Angelou
8. Ernest Hemingway
9. T.S. Eilot
10. John Steinbeck
A. Wore green-tinted face powder and lipstick while writing.
B. Always wrote standing up due to pain from an old leg injury.
C. Wrote in a shed mechanized to slowly revolve.
D. Wrote on horseback.
E. Would take a Bible, a copy of Roget's Thesaurus, a deck of cards and a bottle of sherry to a small hotel room to write.
F. Stopped every hour while writing to do sit-ups, push-ups and stretches.
G. Kept a comb nearby and used it hundreds of times per day while writing.
H. Could not write with loose hair; always wore it tightly bound, braided or pinned up while writing.
I. Wrote while walking.
J. Always kept twelve perfectly sharpened pencils on the desk.
Post your best guesses (no Googling!) and tell us if you have an unusual writing quirk, too. The correct answers will be provided in comments at the end of the day.