How to be a Writer


The most basic instruction of writing.


So close


It’s the last nine days of NaNoWriMo and I am writing like a maniac. I’ve got 77% of my writing goal done, just 23% more to go! I can see the finish line and I cannot wait to cross it.

Writing Music


I know that I, like a lot of my writer friends, listen to music while I write. Over the years I have discovered that instrumentals tend to work best for me because the sound inspires me but I don’t get too caught up in trying to remember words. And, even though, I often get yelled at for humming loudly or turning it up too high, I find that using it to block out all other sounds improves my focus. I don’t just listen to any old instrumentals, though. I’m picky about how my music sounds and if I’m writing a book the tunes I listen to have to be epic and inspiring.

Do any of you listen to music when you write or work? If so, what kinds of music are your favorites?