Teachers tell their students all the time: “Emulate the writers you admire.”

This advice is usually given as encouragement to try on different tonal and stylistic hats. But if you’re feeling particularly brazen or self-destructive, you could actually emulate their lives as well.

Emily Temple from Flavorpill has been having some fun exploring various aspects of famous authors’ lives.

Learn how to:

1. drink like your favorite authors

2. insult people like your favorite authors

3. look like your favorite author while writing

Have as many mint juleps as you like, but please remember that the world needs YOU, not another Faulkner, Joyce, or Plath.

-Chris R. at BookBaby

Chris Robley

About Chris Robley

Chris Robley has written 563 posts in this blog.

is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."

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