I came across a quote attributed to Daniel Boorstin who was Chief Librarian of the US Library of Congress. He used to start writing at 5am. He wrote a couple of books that did reasonably well, The Discoverers and The Creators, what they are about I have no idea.
When asked why he wrote and at such an ungodly hour he replied
“I write to discover what I think, after all, the bars aren’t open that early.”
That struck me for the bar quip but then I started to think about his opening statement – “I write to discover what I think” – and I believe that is very apt. [Read more…] about At The Bar of Writing Opinion