In 1863, Jules Verne wrote “Paris in the 20th Century,” a manuscript…

Paris-in-the-20th-Century-croppedIn 1863, Jules Verne wrote “Paris in the 20th Century,” a manuscript which predicted everything from glass skyscrapers to feminism to a statistical rise in illegitimate births; his publisher advised him against publishing it as it “broke no new ground” and was “unbelievable”.

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A man “blinked a book”. Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffered…

Jean-Dominique_Bauby-croppedA man “blinked a book”. Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffered from the Locked-in syndrome, could control only his left eyelid. By blinking his eye, he slowly dictated one alphabetic character at a time and, by doing so, was able to write his memoirs (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly).

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In the 1950’s, a Texas white man named John Howard Griffin…

John_Howard_GriffinIn the 1950’s, a Texas white man named John Howard Griffin went through extensive physical changes to become a black man and traveled for six weeks on buses through the segregated south. After publishing his experiences, hostility and threats forced him to move to Mexico.

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After a reclusive man named Henry Darger died…

Henry_Darger_smallAfter a reclusive man named Henry Darger died, his 15,145 page fantasy manuscript was discovered, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor paintings illustrating the story.

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Stephen King writes 2,000 adverb free words everyday…

Stephen-KingStephen King writes 2,000 adverb free words everyday. Mr. King believes that, “Adverbs were created with the timid writer in mind.”

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