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Dan Brown inspired by hanging upside-down

Posted on Monday, 13 May, 2013 | Comment icon 20 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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The Da Vinci Code author has revealed that he beats writer's block by lying in an upside-down position.

Speaking in an interview ahead of the release of his latest book, "Inferno", Brown described how he finds inspiration to write by strapping himself in to a special table in his home gymnasium and rotating in to a position that lets the blood flow to his head. There has even been speculation that he uses "gravity boots" to hang upside-down at his holiday home. "It does help," he said. "You've just got to relax and let go."

Well known for his books which delve in to historical mysteries and conspiracy theories, Brown can spend up to two years writing one story due to the large amount of research he has to do for each one. It was recently revealed that in order to convert his yet-unreleased next installment in to different languages, translators had to work in utmost secrecy within a hidden bunker in which they were disallowed from revealing even the slightest details of the story.

"The Da Vinci Code author straps himself to a table in his home gym that rotates him into a position that lets blood - and, it seems, ideas - flow to his head."

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Comment icon #11 Posted by freetoroam on 13 May, 2013, 19:12
So, I take it this isn't the spot for the Dan Brown Fan club....LOL I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks he is over rated. I am his number one fan.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Star of the Sea on 13 May, 2013, 19:16
Pssst! I actually really enjoy reading his books, but there is a lot of tosh in them..... but hey ho
Comment icon #13 Posted by shrooma on 13 May, 2013, 22:07
Still better than Twilight. . having blunt, rusty stuff shoved up your ass is better than twilight.....
Comment icon #14 Posted by Hawkin on 13 May, 2013, 22:30
Dan Brown uses Teeter Hangups to clear his writers block. It's not just for back pain anymore.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Cryptid_Control on 13 May, 2013, 23:43
Wow didn't know this site was so anti Dan Brown... I for one like his books and writing style, they might be a bit, or a lot, out there at times but if you look at them as fiction with hints of reality they're actually quite good in my opinion.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Hilander on 14 May, 2013, 0:40
I guess he needs all his blood in his head before he can write.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Godofcats on 14 May, 2013, 3:28
I do yoga and I can do a headstand and I'll day that being upside doen is actually very comfortable. I wish I could sleep like that.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Godofcats on 14 May, 2013, 3:42
I do yoga and I can do a headstand and I'll day that being upside doen is actually very comfortable. I wish I could sleep like that.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Spinebreaker on 15 May, 2013, 9:02
Hanging upside down eh? Well, he's certainly not inspired by reading a large amount of well written, well plotted suspenseful novels, I could put money on that.
Comment icon #20 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 28 July, 2014, 12:40
I wonder if the recent sightings of an upside down Batman in Nottingham is connected somehow? Hmm...

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