Advice from the Masters: Agatha Christie

May 27, 2015 | Writing A Book

If you ever play Jeopardy! and the answer is “The best-selling author in the world,” you’ll know that the question is “Who is Agatha Christie?” Her sixty-six detective novels and fourteen collections of short stories have sold more than a billion (yes, with a “b”) copies.

You can learn a lot from one of the most successful storytellers ever. Here’s her advice on planning a book, courtesy of the folks at Goodreads.

“The best time for planning a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”

Sounds right to me. In fact any activity that occupies your body but leaves your mind free is great for letting your brain make the connections we call creativity.

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