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A gift from a fan

A quick post to thank T., a fan of my Aculeo & Amunet books, that sent me a fun record as a gift.
It does indeed make for an interesting soundtrack for my stories.
Thank you!


Oh, heck… might as wel give you people out there a sample…


Music for Writing

Music was mentioned in a comment to one of my rambling “I’a writer, look at the way I do it!” posts a few weeks back.
I said I’ll write more on the subject of music and writing.
Here we go.
While it is not one of my favorite writing tools, I do use music when writing.

Music has, for me, three main functions :

  • as a distraction filter (for me, it works far better than Focus Writer and other such software)
  • as a soundtrack for my stories and for specific scenes
  • and as a tool to help me define characters.

Let’s see… Continue reading