About William Peter Blatty: Best known for the 1971 bestseller, The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty was born January 7, 1928, in New York City. The fifth child of Lebanese immigrants, his parents
Overcoming obstacles . . . Habit-Driven Writer Exercise Six How do you plan to overcome the obstacles you're sure to face when creating new habits? Those old triggers to your bad habits come in
About Carl Sandburg Carl August Sandburg, born January 6, 1878, in Galesburg, Illinois, was a poet, writer, and editor. His parents, August and Clara, were of Swedish ancestry. Known as "Charlie,"
About Umberto Eco Umberto Eco was born January 5, 1932, in Alessandrai, Italy. He was a novelist, literary critic, and university professor. His best-known work was a 1980 novel, The Name of the
Visualizing success with your new habits . . . Habit-Driven Writer Exercise Five How would your life be different if you could get rid of some old, harmful habits and replace them with good ones?
About Jacob Grimm Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm was born January 4, 1785, to Philipp and Dorothea Grimm, in Hanau, Germany. He was the eldest of nine children, eight boys and a girl. Young Jacob was
Watch for warning signs . . . Habit-Driven Writer Exercise Four Do you believe any of your present habits interfere with your enjoyment of writing, work, family, or other situations? Even working
When bad habits take over . . . Habit-Driven Writer Exercise Three Have you ever lost a job or damaged a relationship because of bad habits (such as procrastination) that got out of control?
About J.R.R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is best known for his fantasy fiction works, including The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings. Born January 3, 1892, in what is now South Africa, he is
Choosing to change . . . Habit-Driven Writer Exercise Two: Write down four or five habits that could help you reach the success you desire. Example: Setting the alarm clock earlier than usual