1. Alesia

    Alesia Pen names: AJ Connor, Carey Connolly Contributor

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    Do you use "inspiration" (drugs) when you write?

    Discussion in 'Debate Room' started by Alesia, Oct 26, 2019.

    Forgive me if this question is out of bounds. I was curious, seeing that more states and countries are legalizing the use of recreational marijuana, how many of you (legally) um... "partake" before a writing session? Do you find that it makes you more focused and creative? Does it make you write more off the wall subject matter? Or would you get too zoned out to even write properly?
     
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  3. meisenimverbis

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    I've decided to go out to write.
    It worked.

    It feels like the muse is there, in that café...
    I get to write when I'm there.

    What's inspiration? (Spirare is to breathe...)

    Love and breath seem to be connected... Passion, at least. (Lovers sigh...)

    --I'm not trying to answer the question, but it did raise some thoughts, so...
     
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    When I was younger, I think my main inspiration was that I was crazy. Like...I was out there. I would have long drawn out conversations with characters, then conversation as characters. I would explain the plot out loud, to no one but hay bales and really bored farting cows. I would location scout for scenes. This was back when I thirteen and it could still be explainable by being young. When society taught me that that was actually called insanity, then, did I use fake insanity? Artificial inspiration? To put it in the words of a writer from my own state(dramatized by Bill Murray):




    -SIN
     
  5. MissBadWolf

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    No, I have not because I am afraid it will mess up with my medicine. I do take ADHD medicine I think called Aderal or something like that, but my good doctor prescribes it and it is for my real ADHD.
     
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    Mee too. Scary how well it works.
     
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    Inspiration, then writing and some music. :)

    Though I haven't been inspired by a speech,
    or anything like that. Instead by ideas and
    concepts, and how to smush them all together
    into something one might call a story.
    Can be anything really, and the micro-story
    bandit can strike anywhere, at anytime.
    :supercool:

    So basically once a core base whacks me in the
    frontal lobes, I am diligently working the keyboard
    to get a start on it. If I feel I am up to the task, and
    am able to write it effectively, then I will do my best
    to see it to it's logical (or in rare cases illogical)
    conclusion. :)
     
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    "... the micro-story
    bandit can strike anywhere, at anytime."

    I make notes of things I find interesting, but it's a lot of world building to me, so it goes into the bunch of notes that will become something someday.. or not.

    I take a lot of notes. But it's like things I stumble onto... I'm still trying to think what the hell inspiration might be. Right now, it looks like something I have to pursue. It doesn't come. I go to her. I collect a lot of information, and I go out meet her, and when I'm there, she tells me the story.

    Ancient writers asked their gods for inspiration.

    What makes you wish to write, might be the question...
     
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    (By the way, I'm sorry I'm not talking about the matter in hand. No, 'I don't do drugs' would be the straight forward answer...)
     
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    Smoking pot is a perfectly fine form of inspiration. I think it's better than drinking. And pot is becoming legal in more and more states. I enjoy writing while smoking a big fat one. Whatever.
     
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    I think if you have to use drugs to be inspired part your inspiration ticker is a bit off. Thats just me though.

    I get inspired to write mostly thinking of being able to get a point across or express myself.
     

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