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?
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....
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
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
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
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...
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 !
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?
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:)
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.
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.
I do drink wine, and I do write, but not at the same time.
Yesh..dringkinging n riding iz (hic!) a good thing sweetie weetie weetie
I might have the odd ouzo or two whilst writing - helps the creativity flow
lol - you certainly are not!
Ouzo is a strong Greek spirit that tastes of liquorice. Very potent and very nice
I do have a couple of Hubs about it
I can't do anything while I drink these days, I get too sleepy.
The flow comes to me greatly with sleep deprivation, lately!
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. :-)
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....
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.
I'd say it depends on what you're drinking....and what you're writing.
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.
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.
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!
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!...
My name was kind of due to vodka. Don't know if that was a creative moment.
Or just utter stupidity ...
Perhaps we could have a contest. Everyone get plastered and write a hub.
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?
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.
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
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..
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:)
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!
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..
I don't know? Let me go down a quick six pack of longnecks...and I'll get back to ya'...on this one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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:)
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 !
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