Fun facts from the world of writing
Since we launched this blog in 2012, we’ve uncovered all sorts of curious facts about the written word. We’ve also encountered some interesting trivia about the process of writing, and about how writers write. We hope you enjoy them.
Elizabethan scribe Peter Bales reportedly produced a complete, handwritten copy of the Bible so small it could fit inside a walnut shell.
Friedrich von Schiller kept rotten apples in his desk, claiming he needed the scent of their decay to help him write.
Edith Sitwell liked to lie in an open coffin before she began her day’s writing.
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