Writing Playlist: Songs of Strength

I recently attended a memorial service for someone gone far too soon. The loss of one so beloved, plus my friends, bereaved but staying strong, have inspired me to focus more closely on what matters in my life. I never took myself to be the sort of person who takes … Continue Reading →


Florence Welch, Meet Jane Eyre: When Music and Literature Collide

For my audiophile writers out there, definitely add Florence + The Machine’s “Only If For A Night” to your writing playlist. I was driving one morning on my way to work when Florence and the Machine came up on a playlist I’d made the day before. I turned up the … Continue Reading →


I <3 Britney & I'm Not Even Sorry

This time of year, my day job seriously sucks. It’s an insanely busy and stressful time. Then I stumbled on this Buzzfeed article reminding me how awesome Britney is. And now I’m jamming and it’s getting me through the final push to the freedom of the weekend.


Writing Playlist: I Love Trance | Music for Productivity

Music for Productivity These writing playlists have all been useful, one way or another–helping you pace an action sequence, capture the darkness of your villain, or even capture the emotions needed for a tear-jerker. But what about productivity? I listened to a lot of techno and trance when I was … Continue Reading →


Writing Playlists: Getting Into Character

I’ve always been the sort of person that has to have music all the time. No matter what I’m doing, I’m listening to music. Even when I read, I find a good film score or some classical to listen to. Part of that habit started because I was an avid … Continue Reading →