Thursday, March 22, 2007

Obsessed with accuracy...

I found this on the Writer's Almanac today...

L'Amour was obsessed with the accuracy of his novels, and filled his personal library with more than 8,000 reference books, including hundreds of personal diaries by cowboys and pioneers. Whenever he wrote about a particular place, he always went there to see exactly what kinds of plants were growing, and what the geological formations looked like. He once said, "When I say there is a rock in the road in one of my books, my readers know that if they go to that spot they'll find that rock."

Louis Lamour wrote over 100 novels, over 200 million are in circulation today. Wow...what a legacy.

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Blogger Jim Thompson said...

Though he may have written about rocks in roads, apparently L'Amour had little trouble with rocks in his mental path.

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