Fiction Writing Tip #8

Two words: chocolate chips.

I tend to overproduce insulin, so carbs usually make me sleepy. For this reason, I drink lots of water/tea throughout the day and avoid eating too much while writing.

However.

If I’m tired and a bit loopy from wrestling with my waning lexicon, a small dish of chocolate chips and a glass of carrot-orange juice bring back the joy quicker than a witty thesaurus.

Chocolate chips. For real.