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Chapter 8. Write This Way > Topic Time - Pg. 84

Write This Way 84 Author! Author! Dame Edith Sitwell gets the nod for the strangest writing routine of all: She liked to lie in an open coffin for a while before beginning her day's work. English poet John Donne did the same thing every now and again, but claimed it was preparation for death, not work. Want to find great topics? Check out newspapers and magazines. In addition to reports of amazingly stupid criminal wannabes, you'll find a wealth of topic ideas. Here are some addi- tional topic sources to consider: · Novels · Plays · Essays · Short stories · Nonfiction books · Web sites on the Internet Make the scene.Did you know that ... 2.