Daily Routines of Famous People

The blog Daily Routines culls news services and books for information about the daily routines of famous people, such as Mr. Rogers, John Grisham, Winston Churchill, and Earnest Hemingway. Here's a selection from the John Grisham piece, citing a San Francisco Chronicle article:

When he first started writing, Grisham says, he had "these little rituals that were silly and brutal but very important."

"The alarm clock would go off at 5, and I'd jump in the shower. My office was 5 minutes away. And I had to be at my desk, at my office, with the first cup of coffee, a legal pad and write the first word at 5:30, five days a week."

His goal: to write a page every day. Sometimes that would take 10 minutes, sometimes an hour; ofttimes he would write for two hours before he had to turn to his job as a lawyer, which he never especially enjoyed. In the Mississippi Legislature, there were "enormous amounts of wasted time" that would give him the opportunity to write.


Featured people are categorized in the right-hand sidebar by occupation and habits.

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