We have been bringing to you a list of interesting facts on some of the most famous writers and authors of our times. Today, our blogs’ history is repeating itself (very obvious pun, totally intended) and we bring to our delightful readers, another list on ten most interesting facts about Paulo Coelho. We know you might all be wondering why we went from writers like William Shakespeare and Stephen King to a writer of a completely different genre but people, we have good reason. Paulo’s writings have been a source of information for many people in the world (think Alchemist), his words have been quoted over and over again and therefore, to say they are powerful and full of meaning would be quite an understatement. We are bringing to a list of some very interesting facts from the life of your favorite writer so carry on along the list and you will find yourself pleasantly surprised!
10. A Below Average Invisible Student
You know how everyone keeps talking about IT boys and girls in school. How some people wade through school life with nothing but stars on all their work and tons of appreciation by their peers? Well, it might come as a surprise that Paulo was a miserable student, people who pass through school being completely invisible. So on this list of ten most interesting facts about Paulo Coelho, we hope we surprised you considering that he is a writer par excellence.
9. Other Professions : Interesting Facts About Paulo Coelho
The next fact on our list of ten most interesting facts about Paulo Coelho is an introduction to Paulo’s other professions. Did you guys know that before he committed himself to writing, wholly and solely, Paulo was a theater director, an actor, a lyricist and a journalist amongst many other small time things which includes but is not limited to getting paid for drinking beer! How interesting is that?
8. The Alchemist
The next fact about Paulo on our list of ten most interesting facts about Paulo Coelho is regarding his world famous book, The Alchemist. It is rumored that he wrote that book in a total of two weeks which is literally saying something.
The next fact on our list is regarding the Greek mythological character called Narcissus that was referred to in a Prologue of one of Paulo’s books. What most of you might not be aware off is the fact that Narcissus, in Greek mythology refers to a character that supposedly died after becoming obsessed with its own reflection. (Narcissist much anyone?)
6. His Book Writing Ritual
The next fact on our list of ten most interesting facts about Paulo Coelho will leave your flabbergasted. Now we all know how he churns out an average of one book in two years right? But what most of you do not know is that fact that he has a book writing ritual, a phenomenon for which the esteemed author waits patiently and only then we starts a new book. You guys ready: he waits to find a white feather in the January of an odd year! Go figure!