... you can learn from:
Wonder Boys (2000)
Hannah: Grady, you know how in class you'realways telling us that writers make choices?Grady: Yeah.Hannah: And even though you're book is really beautiful,I mean, amazingly beautiful, it's... it's at times... it's...very detailed. You know, with the genealogies of everyone'shorses, and the dental records, and so on. And... I could bewrong, but it sort of reads in places like you didn't makeany choices. At all. And I was just wondering if it mightnot be different if... if when you wrote you weren't always...under the influence.Grady: Well... thank you for the thought,but shocking as it may sound, I am not the first writer to sipa little weed. Furthermore, it might surprise you to knowthat one book I wrote, as you say, "under the influence,"just happened to win a little something called the Pen Award.Which, by the way, I accepted under the influence.
I don't know why I've had this passage from this movie stuck
in my head all day, but stuck it is. Not a bad thing to have stuck.