Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Munching while you work

How do writers keep themselves cranking out the verbiage? This section of a  New York Times feature by Wendy Macnaughton depicts certain gustatory aids. The coffee must be a French thing: I know Balzac drank copious cups constantly.
What do you partake of when you're courting inspiration? I had a friend who ate bags and bags of peeled carrots. Her skin turned orange. Seriously.

4 comments:

  1. Coffee is certainly a staple. Something about the steam rising and coffee rings on paper was always inspiring! Munchies always distracted me from writing (I'm a much better snacker than writer).

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  2. Starvation is best, with a little coffee to aid the memory. But for some reason, I cannot solve anagrams unless I'm tipsy--a dram of sherry does the trick. All the letters arrange themselves, after.

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  3. Coffee wins hands down, with tea supplements. Unfortunately, cigarettes are on the outs!

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  4. Who knew Walt Whitman ate such a fancy breakfast!

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