A lot has been made over the years of the relationship between writers and alcohol (the list of alcoholic writers reads like a Who's Who of greatness). Stephen King famously struggled with abuse and has come out and said that it doesn't help the process and he's glad to be free of it. In my experience, when I down a whiskey, my writing productivity increases greatly. I don't know how good the quality is, but I'm definitely looser, less distracted, and can plow through difficult scenes. I use this power sparingly. Maybe once a week, maybe less, but I definitely am able to I know this can be a touchy subject, but do you find any relationship between drinking and writing? Is it counterproductive? Does it make you a writing superhero like spinach to Popeye? Part of your process or strictly verboten? And if it is part of your process, what's your preference?