Writers: Does alcohol improve your writing?

Like many writers, the late Christopher Hitchens said drinking improved his writing. Do you agree? Weigh in.

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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.

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