Drinking Until You Divulge

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While under the influence, Damian Sowers makes a connection between bad habits and good writing:

Writing is only interesting to other people if it is deeply revealing. Your brain has a self defense mechanism which prevents you from divulging too much of yourself to perfect strangers. Fortunately, this mechanism can be easily bypassed with chemicals.

If you’re not terrified to click the little green publish button, drink more and rewrite.

(Photo: Hemingway, third from the right, drinking in Havana in 1955, via Wikimedia Commons)