Thursday, April 14, 2011


It is said that John Steinbeck sharpened 24 pencils every morning to start his day. He went through 300 pencils in writing East of Eden; 60 a day in writing the Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row. But the most astonishing thing about pencils is that one pencil can write around 45,000 words!

Maybe I ought to switch from the computer keyboard to the pencil? The pencil appears to weild a power all its own.

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