Tuesday, April 22, 2008

the art of writing

Karen Kingsbury, dubbed the queen of Christian fiction, can write a book in two weeks.

Jerry Jenkins, of Left Behind fame, claims to get his creative ideas in the shower.

Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of Little House on the Prairie, began her writing career at age 65.

Louis L'Amour was rejected by publishers more than 150 times.

Stephen King, based on present royalties, makes $5 million a year.

During his lifetime, Herman Melville's timeless sea classic, Moby Dick, sold only 3,715 copies.

Dr. Suess wrote Green Eggs and Ham because the editor bet him he couldn't write a book using less than 50 words.


  1. And what does Laura Frantz do?

    Britt Mitchell gets her ideas when she looks towards the mountains and observes the way they rise against an ever-changing sky.

    "I lift mine eyes unto the hills..."

  2. Beautiful comment! One of my favorite Scriptures.