Daily Word Counts of Famous Authors

Daily word counts are one of the first thing aspiring writers ask about. While I believe more in Hemingway’s direction of thinking that you should stop writing each day when you still know what’s going to happen next, (don’t empty the well), we’re all different. What works for me may not work for you.

Ernest Hemingway wrote 500-1000 words a day while Stephen King doesn’t stop writing until he writes at least 2000 words. Then there’s the outliers like Michael Crichton who didn’t stop writing until he reached 10,000 words in a day!

“Books aren’t written, they’re rewritten, including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn’t quite done it.” – Michael Crichton (author of Jurassic Park).

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2 thoughts on “Daily Word Counts of Famous Authors”

  1. Brittany says:

    10,000 words a day is a lot but that explains why Jurassic Park is so good!

    1. russelljadams says:

      I’ve never actually read the book, have you!?

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