Celebrate National Workaholics Day by learning about some successful authors. Keep reading to learn more about a few of the world’s busiest authors!
With over 70 books to his name, Stephen King has kept himself busy with his writing. Reportedly, King writes roughly ten pages every day. King’s greatest piece of advice to aspiring writers is: “If you want to be a good writer you must do two things above all others: read a lot, and write a lot.”
R. L. Stine
Author R.L. Stine has written over 300 books throughout his career. Stine allegedly writes around 2,000 words 5 to 6 days per week. He has sold over 400 million books, and his books have been translated into 35 different languages.
Stine is the creator of the popular children’s horror series Goosebumps.
James Patterson has written over 300 novels in his lifetime, many of which made it to the New York Times bestsellers list. Patterson is one of the world’s highest-paid authors, and he has sold over 425 million books.
Check out Patterson’s most recently published book 22 Seconds.
Romantic novelist Ursula Bloom has over 500 published books credited to her name. For her writing process, Bloom would start early in the day, and she always aimed for 10,000 written words daily.
Throughout her lifetime, Barbara Cartland wrote 723 novels. Cartland primarily wrote romantic novels. In one year alone, Cartland wrote 191 books. Often, Cartland averaged around 6,000 words written in an afternoon.
Science fiction author Issac Asimov wrote roughly 500 books in his lifetime. One of Asimov’s biggest tips to aspiring authors was to never stop learning. Asimov reportedly had a personal library filled with reference books that he drew upon for inspiration and knowledge.
Charles Hamilton, once named by Guinness World Records the Most Prolific writer of all time, is credited with writing over 100 million words in his lifetime. It is hard to be certain of exactly how many books Hamilton published as he went by more than 25 different pen names, but he is estimated to have written roughly 1,200 novels.
Hamilton is known for his Billy Bunter book series.
English author Kathleen Lindsay wrote 904 romance novels in her lifetime. Lindsay used several pen names throughout her career. She wrote under the names Nigel Mackenzie and Hugh Desmond for a few crime novels that she wrote.
Spanish novelist Corín Tellado wrote roughly 5,000 novels and short stories that were translated into 27 different languages. Tellado’s romance novels filled with love and heartbreak have sold more than 400 million different copies.
A few of Tellado’s most notable works include Tu passado me condena and Boda clandestina.
Legendary British children’s author Enid Blyton wrote more than 800 books during her life. Her famous children’s series have been read by kids all around the world. Blyton had a daily routine of writing 6,000 to 10,000 words, starting right after breakfast and going until 5 o’clock.
Blyton is most known for her children’s book series The Famous Five.
Brazilian author Ryoki Inoue has written 1075 books since his career began in 1986. Inoue is regarded by the Guinness World Record as the most prolific author of all time
Check out A Bruxa, one of Inoue’s most popular works.
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