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May 15, 2015

Originally appeared on J.A. Konrath's site as a guest post. www.jakonrath.com

 

These are the things I tell myself while I write a novel. This is my wiser self, speaking to the one who flails about and doesn’t believe. This is what works for me. Want to eavesdrop?

 

Get in the bubble. The bubble where you can get lost in another world.

 

Go to a music service that lets you create a playlist. Think about the scene you want to write. Choose a playlist of a bunch of songs that create the mood you want for that scene. Name the playlist your story’s name.

 

Put in the earphones. Press play.

 

Open writing software. Hold the scene in your head, the one that inspired you, that bit of dialogue or image of a character or location. Begin writing out of the mood inspired by the music...

May 15, 2015

In the upcoming months I will post a series of interviews with writers and artists about the creative process. I'm looking forward to exploring some interesting people's work with you.

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