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Drinking, writing, and the morning after

Curing a hangover is simple: 1 part homemade sauerkraut soup + 1 part hair of the dog + 3 parts excessive sleep. What follows are some additional ingredients for we writers who tend to reach for writing implements while lubricating our brains with witch’s brew.

Today we talk booze and writing.

“Write drunk, edit sober”

This quote is thrown around quite a bit, from Ketchum to the Red Planet and everywhere in between, and while it does make for an easy har-har-we’re-drinkers passage to pass around–a flag under which the tipsy among us can gather–we have to ask ourselves why we idolize this wobbly approach to a craft that, at least in this writer’s opinion, makes for a far superior idol.

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