April 22, 2015

Wednesday Writing Wisdom (4) Agatha Christie

"The most blessed thing about being an author is that you do it in private and in your own time. It can worry you, bother you, give you a headache; you can go nearly mad trying to arrange your plot…but — you do not have to stand up and make a fool of yourself in public."

                       Agatha Christie 

                                        (1890 - 1976)

  Curious facts about:

 Her first book waited five years before publication, having been rejected by six publishers.

She wrote her first book as the result of a challenge from her sister, Madge.  

 Miss Marple was modeled on her maternal grandmother.

She was a dog lover and owned many dogs throughout her lifetime. She hated marmalade pudding and cockroaches but loved the color green and flowers – her favorite was Lily of the Valley.


  1. What a cool quick snapshot of this famous author. I love her quote about writing!

    1. She is one of the authors I admire and I dreamed, as a child, to become, one day, an author like her.
      Dreams. . .
      Thank you for your comment, Mae!

  2. Oh my gosh! Love this quote! Thanks for sharing these, Carmen. :)

    1. Yes, we can relate to it, can't we? Thanks for checking the post, Mary!

  3. I love reading Agatha Christie, I adore Miss Marple. This quote sums up so much of the authoring process. Thanks for this.

    1. I love Miss Marple more than Poirot.
      Thanks for stopping by, Daisy!


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