“The time we have alone, the time we have in walking, the time we have in riding a bicycle — [these] are the most important times for a writer. Escaping from a typewriter is part of the creative process. You have to give your subconscious time to think. Real thinking always occurs on the subconscious level. I never consciously set out to write a certain story. The idea must originate somewhere deep within me and push itself out in its own time. Usually, it begins with associations.”—Ray Bradbury on storytelling and the creative process
“I begin my work at about nine or ten o’clock in the evening, and continue until four or five in the morning. Night is a more quiet time to work. It aids thought.”—
Pair with the daily routines of famous creators.
“For years Lady Doyle was his constant companion, accompanying him on all his travels. It was to her the dying novelist spoke his last words. "You are wonderful," he said with a smile.”—
The original New York Times obituary for Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, born on May 22, 1859, who died of a heart attack on July 7, 1930.
Honor him with a wonderful read on how to think like Sherlock Holmes.
Sarah seems to think I am good at summarizing books and history...
Can that be my job? Can I just make comical and crappily done sparknotes and spend the rest of my life making history and literature fun to high school students?
Is that an option? Cuz that would be awesome.
“Bertha managed to escape her attic prison and was all ‘set fire to
the raineverything!!!’ Then, in true form, she jumped off the roof.”
Robespierre was all ” Kill ALL the traitors!!!” and Danton was all “Killing the citizens will not bring you peace.” To which Robespierre replied “I do what I want!” and proceeded to kill everyone anyway.
At least that is my basic understanding of the Reign of Terror.