The Go-to Snacks of Literary Greats

I’m not the squealing type, but couldn’t help but let out a delighted squeak at the sight of this illustration of famous writers’ favorite snacks by Wendy MacNaughton for the New York Times. MacNaughton confesses to munching on garlic croutons as she works, which I can totally get behind. Personally, I go for Red Vines.

Which victual is vital to your creative process?


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    Antoinette 08/01/2011 at 2:01 pm #

    haha! i just read that on sunday and tried to put this post on my blog, but it didnt work! as an aspiring author, i love tea and coffee at the moment! how typical…lol

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    Sarah 08/01/2011 at 2:07 pm #

    green tea and popcorn… mmmm

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    Sri 08/01/2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Trail mix and espresso! A terrible, delicious habit.

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    Ali of Spinner's End 08/01/2011 at 4:37 pm #

    This is such a great illustration. I love little facts like these! So fun to see the quirks that each of these brilliant people had.

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    Cherie 08/01/2011 at 8:40 pm #

    I love this!!!

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    Al 08/01/2011 at 9:06 pm #

    when I work from home all I ever seem to consume is constant comment tea with milk, and peanut M&Ms.

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    Richard (ModCloth) 08/01/2011 at 11:23 pm #

    I’m pretty into the Truman Capote regimen!

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    Erica 08/02/2011 at 8:26 am #

    Grape Kool Aid (with an extra 1/4 cup of sugar hehe) Guess it brings out my inner child 😉

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    Danica 08/02/2011 at 9:22 am #

    Peanut M&Ms and a constant stream of coffee =)

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    Heather 08/02/2011 at 9:47 am #

    When I’m heavy into revising, I need Swedish Fish and Coke Zero to fuel my late-night sessions. Otherwise, I’m a tea and coffee girl.

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    Matt 08/02/2011 at 1:55 pm #

    My snack of choice when I’m writing is sunflower seeds.

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    Local Area Network 08/03/2011 at 2:19 am #

    Can you do one for the scientists too? 🙂 Especially for chemists?

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    prettylifeanonymous 08/03/2011 at 10:53 am #

    This is SO great. Pinning NOW!

    Personally, I do more drinking than eating while I work. LOTS of Diet Coke makes me an hard worker. 🙂

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    Tzia 08/03/2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Red Vines! What the hell can’t they do?

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    Sophie 08/03/2011 at 6:43 pm #

    haha, this is great! My thinking snack is definitely Dots. Chewy and sweet is all I need!

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