A storm is brewing, our storm….
And its name is Earl. Stupid Earl!
Nothing much, except a few strong gust, some rain and after six hours the power is back on (hence I’m writing this and trying to post before it skeeters away).
Oh yeah, the question:
7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
Ah yes, zee music! Besides coffee, my other writing companion is my iPod. I create track lists for each WIP, whether it is the sad every day stuff of an ordinary life in Oxfordshire, quick battles against dark forces from Beyond or orchestral strings that push men into distant battlefields on alien words, all of them have a soundtrack to them.
Not only that, but I can conjure specific scenes to the music. I listen to a track again and again until the image becomes crystal clear in my mind. Those are the pillars of my writing. Then I build the whole story edifice upon it. Nothing evokes such vivid imagery like the right song at the right time.
So no quiet time for me.
Talking about music, well what did you expect? More Keane for you- This is the Last Time: