Over the years, I've used a variety of methods to help me focus on my writing. One of the methods is to have some sort of food or drink nearby to snack on. Somehow this helps me concentrate—who knows why.
While this could easily turn ugly (sitting at a computer and eating all day is not exactly a recipe for a healthy life), it is, perhaps, a viable method of creating inspiration. At least, I think so.
Or maybe it's just a mental thing.
Without further ado, then, I give to you...my list of top three foods that inspire me while writing!
A delectable, crackery-snackery food, having a handful of Cheez-Its on hand will perk up the laziest chapter. Or maybe it's just me. Anyway they're delicious.
Just make sure that you take a handful and then put the box away, otherwise you might eat more than you intend to. I speak from experience.
Best eaten dark, chocolate is an excellent combination of sugar and cocoa. Sugar for the brain and cocoa for the imagination. (That's not a scientific mixture, by the way. I made that up just now.) The best way to eat it is half a square at a time, letting it melt in your mouth as your fingers tap-tap away at the keyboard. This leaves time for writing and eating at the same time.
It's a scientific fact (or so I've heard, anyway) that heat is a vital component to provoking an imagination to action. That's why taking a shower or going on a walk tend to help jog inspiration out of bed.
Thus, coffee is best drank hot, and, like chocolate, dark. Spoiled people like me prefer Starbucks. Sipping on a cup in the morning wakes both you and your imagination with an influx of caffeine.
And yeah, I know, coffee is a drink. But “Top Three Foods and Drink for Literary Inspiration” just sounds awkward.
So there you have it, three resources for you to use to help you write. Maybe they'll work for you, too.
Or maybe not.
But what sorts of food or drink (if any) do you use to provoke inspiration?
Anyway, just remember to use these resources sparingly, especially coffee. I'm about to have my third cup and I'll probably regret it later...but hey, can't let the rest of the pot go to waste, and nobody's drinking it. Yay for me.