Hunter S. Thompson’s Formula For Not Being a Miserable And Unproductive Writer

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The above image was a sign that hung over the desk of the late Hunter S. Thompson.  The words on the sign, no music + bad TV = bad mood + no pages, were a warning the writer issued to himself.  If you have ever read one of Thompson’s books, you know that he made a point to live his life in a sporadic, chaotic, but fulfilling manor.  When I think of Nietzsche’s admonition to “live life dangerously,” I can’t help thinking of Thompson as a perfect example.

But even if you “buy the ticket and take the ride,” as Thompson suggests, there is still a matter of sitting down and writing about the ride, which is probably as agonizingly fulfilling as the ride itself.  Thompson was not just a man of action, as his stories suggest, but also a man of thought.  And to meet those deadlines, Thompson…

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