Chances are, your favorite writers are drunks.
A study found that 71 percent of prominent scribes from the 20th century dabbled in alcoholism, reports Slate.com
, which explored this notion of drinking and writing.
Christopher Hitchens, the story notes, said drinking improved his work, as did Earnest Hemingway. A study from the earlier ‘90s found that people who believed they were drunk wrote faster and included more clever word combinations.
After all, as the saying goes, “Write drunk; edit sober.”
So, what about you—does your writing improve after a couple of drinks? Weigh in.