Whiskey Is A Writer's Drink

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


It's true.

Submitted: July 30, 2018

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There's something rough about writing that parallels that warm burn in the back of your throat you get from straight whiskey. What words you explode onto your page become your children, fragments you raise into sentences, periods you teach to become semi-colons. It's no longer a work of art, but a piece of you that you can't simply toss out into the cold after you get sick of looking at it. 

There is no such thing as a finished piece to a writer, just as there is never a last drink to an alcoholic caught in the throughs of a dopamine fueled disease. There is always grammar to correct, sentences to refine, plots to ticken. Sometimes it takes a noteable amoutn of strength, and maybe a glass of whiskey or two, to walk away from a piece and feign satisfaction--for there is none of that in the world of a writer; we chase perfection in a world of fantasy, a world we create, where such a thing does not exist. We chase what cannot be caught, just as alcoholics escape what cannot be felt. 

Writing is an addiction, and whiskey is the writer's drink. 


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