Have you ever written while consuming an alcoholic drink? I’ve found that it often times, can be a great assistant to creating a story, for a few reasons.
- I seem to be more relaxed, and not as worried about grammar (I know, don’t edit, just write, but sometimes I can’t help it). My storyline seems to take a front seat to everything else, and I seem more focused on what is really important, the writing.
- With two or three glasses of wine, my characters are more creative, and sometimes their “personality” begins to shine, however I try my best to keep them in character, but hey, doesn’t everybody need to shine sometime?
- I’ve looked up some of the great writers, and here is the list I found: Top 10 Drunk American Writers.
- It can be like therapy. I have many times, created a “me type” of character, allowing my emotions and feelings to come out, through them. In this article, Psychology Today, reveals that “We Drink and Write for Some of the Same Reasons,” as it’s titled.
Now, I’m not advocating that you get drunk, but I’ve seen that when I write at night, and have had some wine, my writing is better (minus the grammar mistakes), and my thoughts are more focused. Now, this might just be me, but it can make it feel like I’m in a fantasy world, which at some point, every writer needs. They need to not worry about so much, and just WRITE!
I ask you, does drinking while writing help you?