Tag Archives: playlists

October 12

My Playlist for TEACH ME TO FORGET!

Hello! Happy Monday I hope you had a great weekend! It’s been a busy one for me. I was finally able to share news about my new book deal with Merit Press! You can read all about the journey to get there here! I love music. Duh, right? But when I set out to write my […]

December 15

SOUNDFUEL: Music you can’t write without

Ever been writing a scene and find yourself in need of the perfect writing mood music…something that will help you get in just the right mindset? Check out the cool, new (to me) site, SOUNDFUEL! (Shout out to Erin for sharing the link!) The directory tab is full of playlists that are presorted into categories based on what type of scene […]

October 07

Five Songs for Crying

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a big fan of using music to help me set the tone for my writing. My last ATWN post, Five Songs for Kissing, listed some of the more recent additions to my kissing scene playlist. Today I’m giving you more songs, this time for those sad scenes where the characters are […]

April 07

The Sounds of Silence

One thing that always mystified me is when writers talk about their playlists.  Some are simple (a couple of songs or an album or two) while others are very, very, very, very, very detailed–certain songs for certain characters, scenes, and even a pre-writing hype. Me?  I write in complete silence. I used to not be […]

December 02

Best Songs To Procrastinate To

Hi Folks! I hope you’re all having a stellar day. Procrastination. It’s something we probably all do. I bring this up because as I’m writing this, it’s Friday morning and I have only a few thousand words to finish NaNoWriMo. And you know what I’m doing right now? Well, besides writing this blog post, I’m […]

November 07

Five Songs to Get You Through NaNoWriMo…or Something

I am taking a break. This past spring I charged through a modified version of NaNoWriMo and ended up with the book that landed me an agent. Awesome, for sure. But, I just slogged through September and October while working on revisions and the idea of another word-count driven charge through another WIP just wasn’t […]

October 04

Exclusive ATWN post by Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater, author of several of my most favorite YA novels, stops by the blog today on her #DreamThievesBlogTour to talk about games, music, and playlists. Back when I was a kid, I had a couple of games that I used to play with myself. They didn’t really have names — or need them — because […]

September 09

The OTHER Three Acts

Every writer knows about the Three Act Structure, right? Act One – Exposition Act Two – Rising Action Act Three – Resolution As a frequent pantser, I don’t think about this structure as early or often as I should. However, there is a different three act structure that is essential to my work. A structure […]