Posted in Uncategorized by admin on July 8th, 2013
One of the great things about a massive Cable Television service is you have access to so many different programs. As you know, I like to keep a fairly tongue-in-cheek outlook on the whole activity of drinking and writing – there are benefits but there are negatives. Imagine my surprise when I actually found a show talking about a drinking and writing convention.
The show not only talked about the benefits of drinking while writing, it outright suggested that it was the ONLY way to write. I take issue with that regardless of what you might have read in previous posts.
Is drinking and writing a therapeutic way to get a genuine and completely uncensored bit of writing done? Yes, sure. Loosens you up.
That doesn’t mean you use this method for ALL forms of writing and it doesn’t mean that it’s the only way to really free your mind. Drinking and writing can be a fun combination, but the minute it becomes some kind of mandate for productivity is when you start veering into very dangerous territory.
Drinking, much like writing, should be done in moderation and while the two can work well together, I wouldn’t go and get hammered before filling out your tax forms.
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on May 16th, 2013
Are There Any Benefits From Drinking And Writing?
Do They Mix?
There is one fact to keep in mind when it comes to merging drinking and writing together. That is, each individual will respond differently to the synthesis. In other words, what works for one person may not work for the person sitting next to them. This should be a clear indication that drinking and writing is a subjective action that will have different results for different people. However, there are pros and cons for drinking and writing.
The Pros Read more »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on March 26th, 2013
If you were to poll writers in America, how many of them would admit to drinking while they wrote? Stephen King has stated that he felt like a much better writer whenever he was drinking, but he had trouble recalling where he left off the night before. He now says that he feels his writing is better than it ever was now that he has given up drinking.
Writing is a solitary endeavor. Development of a story and its characters takes up a large amount of real estate in the brain of a writer, leaving them with little extra to Read more »
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by www.penandpint.com on August 7th, 2012
All writers get writer’s block from time to time. While different writers find different ways to beat writer’s block, one way to ease your inhibitions and allow ideas to flow is to have a drink.
If you have occasional writer’s block, a drink may be able to help you with your problem. A drink can help to relax you enough to let you get past your writer’s block and come up with new ideas.
It is important to wait until you are sober to submit any writing you do while Read more »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on August 3rd, 2012
Writing is usually a solitary activity that brings out the best of what someone has to offer. It can be an amazing experience to find a new place to write, but add in a good drink or two with the activity and things become twice as enjoyable. There are hundreds of different places where someone can go to write and drink at the same time, but it’s up to the individual to decide just which places bring the most inspiration. Here are a few ideas of places that might make writing easier.
A cafe is Read more »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on August 1st, 2012
If someone asks when it’s the best time to have a drink, the answer varies from moment to moment. There are times when a lazy afternoon drink brings the most pleasure, while at other times it’s the first thing in the morning drink that contains the most joy.
A good deal of the answer rests in what kind of drink you want to have. Coffee is usually one of those simple pleasures in life that Read more »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on July 31st, 2012
A lot of people have heard the common myth that most writers are drinkers. Although this is certainly not always the case, there are plenty of writers out there who enjoy alcoholic beverages, and many of them drink a lot when they write. Some of these writers take it too far and developed alcohol problems, but many of them find a perfect balance that allows them to work effectively while still enjoying the buzz that they get from these drinks.
Many people wonder exactly Read more »
Posted in Uncategorized by admin on July 29th, 2012
Many people disagree over what makes a good book a good one and what makes a mediocre book less than perfect. There are a lot of people out there who think that they are experts, and each of these individuals often have conflicting views when it comes to good books and what makes for a good book.
Writers obviously think that they know the most about book writing, and many people would agree that this is true. Writers often have a Read more »