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Where Agatha Christie found her plots QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

bathroom-4841_640Years ago I got my plots in the tub, the old-fashioned, rim kind — just sitting there thinking, undisturbed, and lining the rim with apple cores.
Agatha Christie

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20 comments on “Where Agatha Christie found her plots QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Jennie
    February 25, 2018

    Fascinating!

    • bridget whelan
      February 25, 2018

      Conjures such pictures! I like the apple core detail

      • Jennie
        February 25, 2018

        Me, too!

  2. Mira Prabhu
    February 25, 2018

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    I get my ideas mainly when I am meditating – but sitting in hot soapy suds in a huge marble bathtub would also be great – that is, if Tiru was not prone to drought….

    • bridget whelan
      February 25, 2018

      Mundane physical activity is supposed to help solve tricky plot problems – washing up etc something that you could do without thinking about.

  3. patriciaruthsusan
    February 25, 2018

    She wrote a female character who wrote about a detective and ate apples into some of her stories. 🙂 — Suzanne

    • bridget whelan
      February 25, 2018

      I didn’t know that – can you remember the character’s name?

  4. The Story Reading Ape
    February 25, 2018
  5. Tom Gould
    February 25, 2018

    Highly inspirational. I love getting advice from famous writers.

  6. Cynthia Reyes
    February 25, 2018

    I wonder if the water got cold…..

    • bridget whelan
      February 27, 2018

      and back in the day boilers weren’t very reliable…

  7. Audrey Driscoll
    February 25, 2018

    Bathtub is better than shower as an idea zone, because you can write down the ideas.

    • Gail
      February 26, 2018

      That’s where I’ve been going wrong, Audrey – and I’m not keen on apples!

    • bridget whelan
      February 27, 2018

      Altogether a more reflective time. Never written in the bath but I’ve ruined a fair few books.

      • Audrey Driscoll
        February 28, 2018

        That’s true. I dropped a copy of Beth Chatto’s The Dry Garden into the bath once. How ironic is that? (I did manage to it dry out, however).

  8. The Owl Lady
    February 26, 2018

    Reblogged this on Viv Drewa – The Owl Lady.

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