Is it true, Ms Lace, that all writers are alcoholics?
But they all drink, right?
My blah, blah, blah said that he gets his best ideas and does his best writing when he drinks.
Well, I guess I have heard you should write drunk and edit sober.
Maybe he does that.
I’m not a fan of the stereotype of the tortured artist. Some artists have experienced hardships. There is no need to go seeking hardship in order to be a writer.
It is a waste of time to emulate other successful authors’ negative habits. It’s my understanding it takes a lot of time and effort to build up a tolerance to become an alcoholic or drug addict and still be able to function. Sounds like a waste of valuable writing time and meaningful brain cells – which one needs in order to write well.
Skip torturing yourself, creating drama, hurting others – life is hard enough. Just write.