From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir
full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.
Read or listen to the audio and find where Michael Crichton found inspirations for many of his novels.
While a theater manager for the Lyceum, Bram Stoker wrote DRACULA,
imagining the stage actor, Henry Irving, playing the role.
Who do you imagine playing the roles in your novels?
John Grisham awoke at 5 A.M.every morning to write A TIME TO KILL
before he went to his day job as an attorney.
Stephen King wrote that famous Prom scene as he worked as a high school teacher
and during weary weekends surviving that job.
George R.R. Martin also taught while writing his first book.
A good friend died, and he quit teaching to focus on writing. A GAME OF THRONES followed 19 years later.
Joseph Heller started writing his famous book in 1953 while working as a copy writer.
But it was inspired by his time in the Army Air Corps during WWII.
The Administrative bureaucracy Kafka faced as an insurance officer can be seen in his THE TRIAL.
Sherlock Holmes was created by Conan Doyle while waiting for patients as a medical practitioner
and so A STUDY IN SCARLET was born.
Lee quit her job as an airline ticket agent after friends lent her money to pursue writing,
and so TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD was slowly born.
J K Rowling (who really does not have a middle initial)
finished the first Harry Potter novel while on welfare benefits.
She, like so many authors, was once a teacher.
What do you do for a day job or
"bread job" as Kafka put it?