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10 weird writing habits of famous authors

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Emily Badiozzaman
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Most of us can’t start work without a strong hit of caffeine. Most of us won’t even get out of bed without a strong hit of caffeine.

Literary legends are not like most of us though, and their habits are therefore much weirder. Truman Capote could only write lying down, with a coffee in one hand and a cigarette in the other, the logistics of which we can only presume helped the creative juices flow.

These are the quirks that led to masterpieces. 

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Emily Badiozzaman

Emily is a freelance writer for Shortlist.com. She covers breaking news, entertainment, style and lifestyle for the site. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found eating and drinking or thinking about food and drinking. Follow Emily on Twitter: @ebadiozzaman 

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