Does Alcohol Improve Your Writing?

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Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:05 pm Post

Don't know too much about alcohol improving my writing, but I'll tell ya one thing I *do* know: Writing can improve my alcohol no end.
Sittin' down in a great chair with a good book and an average bottle of beer makes for a pretty sweet evenin'.
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Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:46 pm Post

pigfender wrote:Don't know too much about alcohol improving my writing, but I'll tell ya one thing I *do* know: Writing can improve my alcohol no end.
Sittin' down in a great chair with a good book and an average bottle of beer makes for a pretty sweet evenin'.


Isn't that reading, more than writing? :D

I totally agree though

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Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:03 am Post

other peeps's writin, then. :D
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Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:57 pm Post

Never tried writing with alcohol, maybe I should, see what happens. Bit of experimentation can't hurt (famous last words of a lot of people I'm willing to bet).

Writing with a neat scotch - how very Hank Moody :)

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Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:34 pm Post

[quote="charlie.stross"]My experience is that alcohol doesn't help me write -- but it does help me socialize

Yeah, it helps me socialize... but then I can't remember the word I need to describe something I'm talking about. To quote the philosopher Homer, "D'oh!"

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Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:24 pm Post

Even a single bottle of beer, let alone two - or more, completely blows my concentration to smithereens. Can't write anything that would amount to something coherent or worthy. Can't enjoy reading a book, seeing a movie, listening to radio or whatever unless I am sober. The alcohol just destroys my concentration.

I have written "for money" since I was a teenager - and I'm now an old f@rt - but nothing I've ever written was done while inibriated. My brain just works that way.

And, fwiw background music does the same thing to my concentration. I need either a complete silence or very very much background noise when I write. But not music. Not singing, not intrumental. Just can't have dat. <shrug>
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