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