What does /lit/ think of writing while on/getting inspiration from drugs? Weed honestly maintains if not elevates my writing capabilities and LSD has made me write some insane shit which seems to make perfect sense at the time.
Famous poets have reportedly written masterpieces while on opiates etc so what do you guys think on the matter? I'll be interested to hear the responses.
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im pretty sure opiates chemically limit creativity or something but in my experience writing on coke (and to an extent pharmaceutical stimulants) is really something, shit just pours out and you can edit/quality control later if you want. booze also helps the words come but they always seem pretty stupid afterwards
None of you addressed the idea that well known and creative pieces of work genuinely have rooted from the inspiration of events visualised on drugs and in some cases even while on the drugs themselves.
I'm not gonna dig out my old poem anthology just for the sake of this thread but context sections definitely spoke quite commonly on the poets and their experiences with drugs.
LSD, DMT, mescaline, shrooms etc. are good for inspiration. Don't write while on them though. I typed so some stuff while on acid, when I looked at it the next day I was having a hard time even figuring out what worlds I was trying to type.
A lot of great writes did cocaine and obviously drank alcohol.
Weed is for degenerates.
I tried writing after taking some LSD; I actually wrote the general outline of a plot:
"A cult with a fascist-oriented ideology is trying to influence the governments of Latin America. Using religion as an excuse, they're able to manipulate the crowds by raising the bar of what's socially acceptable, and what's not. There are two best friends on each side of the conflict."
Don't write while you're on drugs, kids. Actually, don't take drugs at all.
I hate writing stoned but I rather enjoy editing when I'm stoned. Weed makes me feel less fidgety when it comes to doing grunt-work or procedural/repetitive stuff.
Making art or music is fun on psychedelics but staring at a white page isn't, better to go look at a sunset.
I guarantee you that your writing is incoherent bullshit, no matter how many drugs you take to fool yourself that it's good.
Even writers who were actual drug addicts or alcoholics never wrote while actually on substances.
Written some of my best shit high
The right weed and ambiance makes me tap into something incredible, like I'm snatching it out of the air. Whether it's a daemon as the Greeks conceptualized them or the brain has always got like a background field creative processes going on and the weed is making me more conscious of them idk. I can hear music, see music videos in my head, imagine whole scenes and characters it's dope
I hate this whole 'drugs make you creative' bullshit, 99% of the artists who work while under influence produce shit they can't tell is shit, the 1% who can do it despite the drug because they are naturally good.
Name me literally one good writer who did not smoke weed erryday.