I meet some of the most interesting people crossing paths on my blogs. Annika Perry stopped by recently and I’ve become a follower of her writing blog. I found this particular offering extremely interesting and thought many of you might enjoy it as well, as my Sunday reblog.

Annika Perry's Writing Blog

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No doubt we’ve all set ourselves deadlines in our writing goals. Some may even come attached with a mental forfeit. Not many can be as extreme as the one Oliver Sacks set himself over fifty years ago when writing his first book.

To complete it within ten days or failing that kill himself.

Spurred into action he wrote at times twenty hours a day and on the tenth day he handed in ‘Migraine’ to Fabers in London. The writing turned to joy and the threat dissipated by a sense of elation.

Writing has been an integral part of his life and besides his numerous books, amongst them the famous ‘Awakenings’ which was made into a film starring the brilliant late Robin Willaims, he also uses notebooks compulsively. sacks

Oliver Sacks writes non-stop, taking note-books with him wherever he goes, often pausing to jot down notes. There he is, resting his notepad…

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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  1. mysm2000 says:

    Thank you for your post. Oliver Sacks is quite an interesting character. I wasn’t really familiar with him even though I had seen the movie Awakenings. I’m going to learn more about him now.

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  2. Annika Perry says:

    Many thanks for your reblog and kind words.


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