You know how you always see people on TV or in the movies sipping a glass of wine as that lightning strike of creativity hits them and they start typing away on their laptops? Well, maybe you don’t always see that. But it had to be in at least a couple of movies. Anyway, if you’ve ever wondered why writing and wine seem to go so well together, read on…
1. Somewhere between sober and drunk lies genius
While your drunk ramblings may be entertaining in their own way, they probably won’t win you any awards. However, somewhere past sober, on the road to drunk, but not quite there, you will likely find your sweet spot. This is where the truth lies. When you are just buzzed enough to be honest, your story will basically tell itself.
2. The gift of time
Your creative juices haven’t stopped flowing because there’s nothing left. It’s time
to take a sip! Have a drink, take a deep breath, and get back to it.
3. They both start with “W”
4. Reading and writing go together
Good writers tend to also be readers. Wine is also enjoyable while reading a good
book. You do the math.
5. Healthy habits
Writing is good for the soul and the mind. Wine is good for the body (a glass of
red wine a day is good for your heart, right? Don’t doctors say that?). So why not
take care of the mind, body, and soul at the same time?
We tend to be more critical of ourselves than of anyone else, or than anyone else
would be of us. A little wine buzz, however, can help minimize your inhibitions.
While writing, “inhibitions” manifest as that little voice in your head telling you it’s
not good enough. Take a sip, tell that voice to shut the hell up, and keep
writing. Whether it’s good or not is completely subjective and really doesn’t matter
7. Safety first
If you’re writing and able to drink alcohol, you are most likely at home, or at least
somewhere safe that you won’t be leaving any time soon. So you can indulge
safely without having to worry about who you’ll embarrass yourself in front of or
how you’re getting home.
Finally, wine goes well with writing because, well, wine goes with pretty much
everything (except driving, of course – insert after-school special here).