Monday, September 21, 2009

Book Writing

"Writing a book is an adventure; to begin with it is a toy, then an amusement, then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and then it becomes a tyrant, and the last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude you kill the monster and strew him about to the public." -Sir Winston Churchill.

Indeed. I have been working on a books since 2003.

4 comments:

pennoyer said...

If I remember correctly, Churchill composed much of his work by delivering it orally to secretaries as he himself shuffled around his house in his bathrobe smoking cigars. What do you think, Dr. Groothuis? Is the secret to speedy writing in there somewhere? Would they allow that in the halls of Denver Seminary? Anyway, Godspeed as you continue your work - Ray

Doug Groothuis said...

I have read that he had a lot of help writing.

My wife edits my work, but I do all the research and writing. Although some friends will look a few things up for me. The Internet helps with that.

Doug Groothuis said...

I have read that he had a lot of help writing.

My wife edits my work, but I do all the research and writing. Although some friends will look a few things up for me. The Internet helps with that.

Soulcraft - East of Eden said...

I recently finished an excellent biography on the relationship of Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. I highly recommend it. "Franklin and Winston, an intimate portrait of an epic friendship" by Jon Meacham.