You should use drugs with care, but they serve a place in your art process. First, to break your mental frame. Second, to rebuild new models. Third, to increase your productivity.

Coffee has probably led to more art than all other drugs combined. You should give consideration to where it fits in your daily process, and to what degree you are willing to embrace addiction. For do not think that drugs come without sacrifice.

A candle that burns from both ends, burns twice as bright, but lasts half as long.

So too is it for your mind. Your brain will adapt to any drug over time, and that will result in an increased dosage to achieve the same effects, or diminishing returns followed by withdrawal.

Be prepared.

Make a plan for how you plan to use drugs in your creative process, but also plan for how and when you will put the drugs aside. Else you run the risk of losing all self-control and becoming so overwhelmed by your addiction that the crash will rob you of your productivity.


This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.

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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?

It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.

WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.

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