Category: Inspiration

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

  This beautiful power ballad brings a tear to my eye every time. It has everything an 80s hair metal band would have and more. Definitely one of the band’s stronger songs. When to Listen: Eh… I mean there are two places I suppose you could. One could make the argument that this could be a […]

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

  This beautiful power ballad brings a tear to my eye every time. It has everything an 80s hair metal band would have and more. Definitely one of the band’s stronger songs. When to Listen: Eh… I mean there are two places I suppose you could. One could make the argument that this could be a […]

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

  This beautiful power ballad brings a tear to my eye every time. It has everything an 80s hair metal band would have and more. Definitely one of the band’s stronger songs. When to Listen: Eh… I mean there are two places I suppose you could. One could make the argument that this could be a […]

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

  This beautiful power ballad brings a tear to my eye every time. It has everything an 80s hair metal band would have and more. Definitely one of the band’s stronger songs. When to Listen: Eh… I mean there are two places I suppose you could. One could make the argument that this could be a […]

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

  This beautiful power ballad brings a tear to my eye every time. It has everything an 80s hair metal band would have and more. Definitely one of the band’s stronger songs. When to Listen: Eh… I mean there are two places I suppose you could. One could make the argument that this could be a […]

From My Writing Playlist #Writing #Author #Advice

  This beautiful power ballad brings a tear to my eye every time. It has everything an 80s hair metal band would have and more. Definitely one of the band’s stronger songs. When to Listen: Eh… I mean there are two places I suppose you could. One could make the argument that this could be a […]

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Writing on High

Hi Jim, I often find myself writing a great deal when I’ve either had a lot to drink or right after smoking weed. Do you find either helps or do you know of anything else that helps spark your creativity? You don’t have to openly admit to anything illegal, but I read a while back that some of Stephen King’s best work was done … Read More Writing on High

From My Writing Playlist

Not one of my major favorites from Amaranthe, mind you, but it is pretty good. Plus I love Angela Gossow. When to Listen: After writing. This one will bring you out of the writing haze and allow you to detox. Let the ideas slow so you’re not compelled to keep writing. Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel … Read More From My Writing Playlist

From My Writing Playlist

We’re going to be seeing a lot of Beast in Black as we go through, so be ready for it. This one is a remake of an 80s tune from the Rocky Series and I love it! When to Listen: Hero struggle. When the protagonist comes to the realization that if he does what he or she has to in order to accomplish his … Read More From My Writing Playlist

From My Writing Playlist

I’m not usually an instrumental guy. That being said, if I get something that really stands out, I have to share it. This one made it’s way on my playlist a few months ago. When to Listen: Scene description, especially outdoors. This could also be the right time to describe an epic battle. Readers, Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? … Read More From My Writing Playlist

From My Writing Playlist

Before I get to today’s recommendation… I just want to say that searching for new music to whet my appetite is becoming a chore. YouTube recommendations have all but dried up… and honestly in my preferred genres, everyone is either trying to be the next Within Temptation or Nightwish. They all come off sounding incredibly generic and watered down by comparison. Then you’ve got … Read More From My Writing Playlist

From My Writing Playlist

  A metal band that thinks they’re a bunch of dwarves… and there’s nothing else that really needs to be said about that. My friend introduced me to these guys as kind of a joke… not knowing that I’d actually really start liking them. When to Listen: When writing high fantasy. Like anything to do with Vikings, knights, witches, orcs, etc. You can also use … Read More From My Writing Playlist