Authors who wrote Fast
Earle Stanley Gardner
He wrote The Case of the Velvet Claws in 3 ½ days – as well as continuing his practise in law.
Why waste time? Chekhov scribbled down his one-act play, Swan Song, in one hour flat.
A man of speed, Simenon wrote 80 pages before breakfast – equalling four hours of pre-dawn labour. He penned over 400 novels, 1,000 stories, and 15 volumes of autobiography. During the peak of his productivity, he produced one Maigretnovel a month. And, with smoking pen, he finished a full novel in 24 hours. His first book, Au Pont des Arches, was completed in ten days.
Robert Louis Stevenso
He wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 3 days, thanks to a nightmare he had which presented him with the entire plot.
He averaged around six books a year and once wrote a novel containing 80,000 words during one weekend.
In order to meet a competition deadline, she wrote The Interview with the Vampire in 5 weeks. She didn’t win the competition. But later, when published, it hit the bestseller list.
H. Rider Haggard
After boasting to his brother that he could write something as good as Treasure Island, Haggard penned King Solomon’s Mines in six weeks.
Sir Walter Scott
He wrote 14 novels in the space of 6 years.
In 40 years, Creasey wrote 656 books. 26 of those were written in 1937. On average, it took him 12 days to finish a book. But, when inspiration was particularly stunning, he wrote them in half that time.