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The Ways Of Writers
Macaulay at times travelled fifteen miles to write a para and studied twelve books to write a chapter.
Dr Johnson wrote 48 pages of The Life of Savage at a stretch sitting up all night.
Coleridge composed Kubla Khan in a dream.
Blake said his poems were dictated to him.
Shakespeare never blotted a line.
Virgil poured out a great number of verses in the morning and passed the day in correcting inaccuracies.
Pope wrote his first thoughts in his first words and then gradually amplified,decorated,rectified and refined them.
Shelley sometimes passed his finger fiercely through his hair when writing verses.None but he alone could read his pages which looked like an awful mess or quagmire of words.
Byron wrote after taking a peg of wine.
Walter Raleigh wrote in perfect solitude.
Azad,Gandhi and Nehru wrote in prison cells.
Tagore wrote his most beautiful poems in the nosiy waiting rooms of the Railway station.