Does drinking help writing? Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Raymond Carver and John O’Hara were all alcoholics and in most literary circles are considered great writers. I know when I can afford it I like to drink beer. Beer helps me get past the sheer agony of trying to come up with an idea for a flash fiction story.
Do writers drink because they write or do they write because they drink? Who knows? Creative writing is such a mysterious thing that the only thing that matters is the quality of the writing. A writer’s life certainly impacts his or her writing but when we buy a writer’s novel or book of short stories or read the writer’s work on the Internet it’s the work that has to stand up even if the writer cannot.
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