Writing Facts


From the Art of War for Writers:

  • William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying in six weeks writing from 12 to 4 am.
  • Ernest Hemingway wrote The Sun Also Rises in six weeks.
  • John D. MacDonald wrote  7 books in 1953 to 1954.  He wrote The Executioners [to become Cape Fear] in a month.
  • Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 in nine days on a rented typewriter.
  • Jack London wrote 18 hours a day.
  • John O’Hara wrote fast
  • Charles Dickson wrote fast.  “He had to.  He had 10 children”
  • Isaac Asimov was the author/editor of over 700 books over the course of his career.
  • Stephen King writes 1,500 words a day every day of the year except his birthday. 
  • When Isaac Asimov was asked what he would do if he had only six months to live his reply was “Type Faster”