Fast writing chic

Wired Magazine (alas, no link at digs up five quick writers from the days before people wrote novels in a month:

  • Anthony Burgess wrote A Clockwork Orange in three weeks. (2,785 words/day)
  • Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in less than a week. (4,343 words/day)
  • Jack Kerouac wrote On the Road in 20 days. (5,770 words/day)
  • Georges Simenon wrote The Snow Was Black in less than two weeks. (3,640 words/day)
  • Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 in nine days on a rented typewriter. (5,086 words/day)

Missing: A mention of Hunter S. Thompson’s famed writing binges.

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