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Talisman

by Kay~Kacey on 3/18/2007

So do you do anything special to get your mind into a book when you’re writing? Play a certain song or CD? Light a candle? Always sit in the same place? Have a bottle of water beside you? Perform certain rituals before you actually start writing?

On this new story I’ve been doing two things to get my mind into the book. One…I turn on my fountain on my desk:

Two…I play Mary Chapin Carpenter tunes on I-Tunes. This story just begged for her music:

So do you do anything special to get your mind into your writing? Does it change from book to book?

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Michelle March 18, 2007 at 11:47 am

I usually turn on a movie soundtrack and start by rereading what I wrote the day before. That seems to work. :typing:

Rene March 19, 2007 at 8:48 am

I’ve been listening to a lot of Celtic music. My characters are fairies based on Irish mythology, I figure the music will help me flesh them out, make them more fae than human in my writing.

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