Infographic: A Reader’s Guide to Authors and Alcohol

A famous quote “write drunk, edit sober,” widely attributed to Ernest Hemingway, is both adored and hated. (Me, I prefer the apocryphal Hunter S Thompson quote.)

The following infographic from Signature Reads details some of the more famous (or perhaps notorious) connections between writers' works, musings, and tidbits, and alcohol.

Writers and booze have mixed in profusion since man achieved those twin pinnacles of culture: written language and distillation. Sometimes they go together well, like bourbon and bitters in a finely wrought Old Fashioned. Other times? Well, it doesn’t take more than a skim through a few writers’ biographies to see how destructive the bottle can be.


Infographic: A Reader's Guide to Authors and Alcohol Infographic

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

2 Comments on Infographic: A Reader’s Guide to Authors and Alcohol

  1. Yay! Liver cancer.

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