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Drinking and Writing...good combo?

  1. MissJamieD profile image80
    MissJamieDposted 7 years ago

    Does wine and writing go together as a combo? Or drinking and writing? Many writers I know drink, smoke, and/or do some type of mild drug...how about you? Are you more creative after a drink? Why do you think many writers have some type of vice such as these?

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Its funny you ask this, Ive been thinking about the same thing lately. I think, maybe, lots of artistc people, not just writeres but musicians, actors, comedians whatever, result from some sort of hardship. It seems alot of writing(obviouslly not all of it) is either a way of expressing or running away from something. Drinking and drugs are commonly used for that too. Not that I ever drink....Im just guessing....

      1. MissJamieD profile image80
        MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's partially why I wanted to ask this question. I know a lot of creative people like to drink or do drugs. I like to have a glass of wine or two before drinking but that's enough. Otherwise I don't know what I'll wake up to the next morning on HubPages..lol

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          dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          a glass of wine or two before drinking? ...cassic!!   smile

          1. MissJamieD profile image80
            MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            lmao...that's a good one. I swear, I'm sober right now:)

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I wrote Peggy Sue Got Married when I was totally drunk, so you tell me. It made me more passionate and the writing just oozed out of me, or was that the pus out of my pimple, twas one of the two smile

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        dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        some people can hold thier liquor

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I can't and I got References smile

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            dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            smile ha ha. I meant, it was good hub.

      2. MissJamieD profile image80
        MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Are you pullin' me leg, Bad?

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Babes I would so love a hand on yer leg but I swear I was actually watching Peggy Sue as I wrote the hub on my laptop with a full bottle of red wine consumed. Personally I think it's my best bit of writing and I often go back to read it and laugh knowing I wrote it drunk and just out of the blue because I was watching it. Ya know me, a creature of impulse or perhaps a creature who likes a pulse smile

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            dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I wrote "why I am silly" half in the bag. couldnt of done it otherwise.I got more fans that day then any other day!! oh, and the whole fathers day hub....that day my ecpm was over 10 dollars...not that i care..i meant every word of it..but wouldnt of come out without some liquid courage...

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              badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Jeeeez I would never have guessed, that was an amazing hub but yeah deff your passion flowed throughout that hub. My admiration of you only increases young lady !

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                dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                oh, I have passion....just usally dosent show itslef in public without some 'encouragement'...ya know? of course I have to go thru and edit a hell of alot the next day...you feeling any better BC?

              2. MissJamieD profile image80
                MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I have to check that one out...lol...It can't be any worse than my drunken commenting about a week ago, and if you made more fans than usual...does that say something about you? lol...love you Bad:)

    3. TrinaLynne profile image72
      TrinaLynneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I do something.....it helps my creative flow. Don't tell anyone. Wait. You don't know what it is. If I tell you, I would have to kill you. lol lol

  2. sweigand profile image61
    sweigandposted 7 years ago

    I think it allows writers to be more honest and it allows them to feel more comfortable expressing their true beliefs and ideas. Mild drugs could be a way to increase your creative side, but that always depends on the type haha.

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think you're right. When done in moderation it can be used as a tool. I hope there are no children reading this though:(....lol

  3. Maddie Ruud profile image83
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    I do drink wine, and I do write, but not at the same time.

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Whatever works for you is wonderful:) Over the last few months I've talked to a lot of writers and noticed that they like to tip the bottle once in awhile, I was just interested in the general population's thoughts...Thanks for sharing.

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    Yesh..dringkinging n riding iz (hic!) a good thing sweetie weetie weetie smile

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've had this problem before too....lol

  5. Sufidreamer profile image81
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    I might have the odd ouzo or two whilst writing - helps the creativity flow smile

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Whatever ouzo is....I'm retarded

      1. Sufidreamer profile image81
        Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol - you certainly are not!

        Ouzo is a strong Greek spirit that tastes of liquorice. Very potent and very nice smile

        I do have a couple of Hubs about it wink

        1. MissJamieD profile image80
          MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I will definitely read your hubs about ouzo...sounds interesting. Although I don't like licorice flavor:( It's okay, lucky for me there are many choices out there...lol...take care sufi, nice to see you again:)

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I can't do anything while I drink these days, I get too sleepy.

  7. Jodi Hoeksel profile image61
    Jodi Hoekselposted 7 years ago

    The flow comes to me greatly with sleep deprivation, lately! big_smile

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This one works for me sometimes too:) Thanks for sharing hon.

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    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I drink and write all the time, but i have an issue spelling things wrong when i do. So the next day I always have to go back the next day and fix words. :-)

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol...that's the same thing I do:)

  9. Connie Smith profile image91
    Connie Smithposted 7 years ago

    Edgar Allen Poe used opium while creating.  Would he have written such powerful stuff like the Raven without it?  Unfortunately, it also ended his life.  For me, I am not much of a drinker, while alone, but occasionally....

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    carpesomediemposted 7 years ago

    Depending on how late I may be writing, I will have a beer or a glass of wine.  Nothing too strong.  As long as I'm not tipsy or bordering drunk, my writing doesn't take a hit.  I have written several hubs while enjoying a drink, lol.

  11. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I'd say it depends on what you're drinking....and what you're writing.  smile

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    Paper Moonposted 7 years ago

    Last time I went on a binge of drinking and writing, I wrote a hub on cats who moonlight as prostitutes.  Would I have written that if I was sober?  Hmmm.

  13. goldentoad profile image61
    goldentoadposted 7 years ago

    I don't drink and write nor do I use any drugs.

  14. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I have to be all coffee'd-up to write (tea'd-up is ok too).  I could never write and drink wine at the same time.

  15. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    If you like to drink yes, but if you hate drinking no.  It depends on your preferences.  For me Earl Grey tea has been the beverage of choice!

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    cheaptrickposted 7 years ago

    I'd say it depends on what your drinking.some drinks inspire you(absinthe),some drinks confuse you(urine),some drinks limit you(gasoline),i prefer a nice mixture of #$%&*@ and *&$%#@,thats why i make so much sense!...

  17. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    My name was kind of due to vodka. Don't know if that was a creative moment.

    Or just utter stupidity ...

  18. tksensei profile image61
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Hot sake is an absolute must!

  19. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps we could have a contest.  Everyone get plastered and write a hub.

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Im in!!!

      1. MissJamieD profile image80
        MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's a hilarious idea...maybe we could sneak a drunken hub in sometime...if you do, add the words (alcohol added) in the title...lol...I'm just kidding...or am i?

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          dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          its 5:00 somewhere.....

          1. MissJamieD profile image80
            MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I love it

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Many writers of the past and present as well as artists have done their best work while under the influence, take goldentoad for example, he's a liar too.

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO...Toad is a toad isn't he? I love him. But I agree with your statement about writers being under the influence. I can see it though, many people drink to be more social, maybe writers drink for the same reason, they just record their thoughts on paper instead of carousing around with other drunk people...lol

  21. ocbill profile image76
    ocbillposted 7 years ago

    a casual glass or two should not hurt but my best thoughts are in the morning. I wouldthink it depends on the concetration of alcohol too. 8% to upper 14%+ range could slow you down.

    I was told that si when people are most alert. mayen it's because of my former school hours, former  job started at 6am..

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yes the morning is a great time to gather your thoughts and write. Drinking in the morning is not a good idea, I do not condone that...lol...but we're all different too, us writers, different situations make us comfortable to write...thanks for sharing:)

  22. indian cooking profile image49
    indian cookingposted 7 years ago

    I don't drink or smoke. Infact, nobody in my house does. But I find snacking and writing a good combination. A Bowl of Popcorn or Potato Chips would do for me!

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    Leta Sposted 7 years ago

    Nooooo alchohol.  Drinking iced coffee, yes.  Energizes you.  But I'm not of the Hemmingway ilk....ahem. Sufi.  Too macho for my blood.

    Oh!  Almost forgot.  I have been known to drink wine and write poetry...but haven't been in that mode for a while..

  24. manlypoetryman profile image72
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    I don't know? Let me go down a quick six pack of longnecks...and I'll get back to ya'...on this one.

  25. soni2006 profile image48
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    I have done that and enjoyed but proofread your hubs twice to get rid of grammatical and spelling errors. Everything else will be fine and ideas will come up like anything after a hard drink.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    I find that drinking any alcohol makes me far less efficient.

    I am a totally boring person - to work well, I need to exercise regularly, get AT LEAST 8 hours of sleep, and stay on a routine.

  27. soni2006 profile image48
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    I sleep for at least 8 hours and exercise but after having a drink or two, I am much more active and it works like a glucon D for me.

    but more than two, makes me sleepy and relaxed if not at parties.

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    Yeah was working this morning but that's me now to Monday so just having a relaxing night on here, I loves a Saturday night and since I discovered this damn site I hardly watch tv, I used to watch a load of television lol.

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      have fun BC. (Be nice to CG this weekend. Shes more sensitive then she lets on I think.) I have to go now. Time to cook some grub for the fam. This stupid forum thing is deff addictave.  wink

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am hun, loves you for saying that x

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          dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          smooches to you. I am really going now...

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            CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Please stay !

  29. ocbill profile image76
    ocbillposted 7 years ago

    LOL..I wrote that wrong earlier..I don't think it is wise to drink in the morning. I simply meant most people from research, are more alert in the morning w/o a glass of wine (spirits).

  30. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Um ,well much better do than being on the road !! smile

  31. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    your secret is safe with me
    dont kill me lol cheers

  32. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    I use to write a lot.  I wrote my best after a cocktail or two.  Now I'm on meds that I can't drink with, I wished they could help me write better smile

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm having a ball reading all of these!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm certainly happy to know that a glass of wine or two is not subject to stupidity, since so many of the best writers on HubPages do tip the bottle once in awhile. I think it's humorous to know that so many of us are sitting in our comfy places with our computers, giggling to ourselves and burping through hubs...lol..I love this place:) Hugs to all of you:)

  33. rastrother profile image60
    rastrotherposted 7 years ago

    drinking always makes everything better

    1. MissJamieD profile image80
      MissJamieDposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol...smile

  34. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 7 years ago

    I don't drink but it certainly didn't hurt Poe's writing.

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And man that guy could write !

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We worship Poe, Premature Burial scared the hell out of us and Pit and the Pendulum was a great movie. Some say he died from alcoholism aged only 40, a true legend of the written word.

        Here is a link to the great mans works, great taste Pete !

        http://www.online-literature.com/poe/

 
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