Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Writers have been known to have strange habits.

There’s Truman Capote, who wrote lying down…

and Earnest Hemingway, who wrote standing up.

But nothing compares to Victor Hugo’s means of summoning the Muse. And since the DVD release date of Les Misérables is only days away, I thought it was time you knew.

According to some sources, Mr. Hugo had a glass cage installed on the roof of his marvelous mansion. It was there that one could find him each day at dawn, scribbling away at a lectern…

wearing nothing but his smile.

Apparently when the writing was not going well, he would dump cold water over his head or rub his torso with gloves made of horsehair.

I know, I know, this is NOT information that you really wanted to know.

Well, neither did I.

But you know what they say…

Les Misérables love company.

PROMPT: Who can resist a wacky writer? Well, he or she is your main character today. I know that good old Victor has raised the bar pretty high, but give it a whirl anyway.


  1. Replies
    1. You know me -- it was impossible to resist.

  2. Wow. Thank you for passing on this *shocking* piece of news. (! )

    1. Yeah, I know. But somebody has to keep the world informed, and I'm chalking this up as good news... If anybody out there happens to use a writing ritual, I'm pretty sure it's looking awfully tame right now. :)