• My Playlist: NaNoWriMo Novels

    Music is essential to my writing, I’ve said it before and I will happily say it again. I can write in crowded rooms without much of an issue, even really loud thumpy music, I’ve learned to tune out the whole world. I think part of that is because I’ve worked in retail for seven years with music playing for eight hours straight and I learned to block out a lot of what’s played out of necessity of being able to survive through the entire shift, or it could have been that as I was getting into reading, I was blasting the music in the background, something about silences terrifies me,…

  • Thirsty for Knowledge: Some Writing Pockets

    I’m someone who loves to share music when I find it, or resources because I believe that everyone out there is thirsty for knowledge and they deserve things that will nourish them to the fullest which is what I’m bringing to you guys today! These little writing pockets will be a random thing that I’ll spring every now and then, as I find things, but they’ll be worth the wait. Music has always been apart of my writing process. I need it to write and when I don’t have it, nothing really makes much sense to me. I can search around for hours for the right music for the right…

  • Dead Letter Circus

      Today’s blog post is supposed to be about the writing progress (I now have more than 1600 words towards my novel and I epically wrote 1400 on the way to Bendigo to see my darling friend) but after last night. Just wow. I don’t think I can cover writing and that’s okay, these are my words, this is my safe place, I can do whatever I want and no one can tell me otherwise. I should start at the beginning. My love affair with Dead Letter Circus was when I heard Big while I was trolling youtube for new music to write with. This was close to five years…

  • Musically Challenged

      I have a confession to make. I can’t write without music. It’s almost impossible. And this book is a beast. It’s been with me for 12 years, in that time I’ve been through a lot, musically. There are authors out there that I follow that do the same, and some of them, like Laurell K Hamilton, have different sounds for different moments/moods/scenes. Some people find that these are actually boring snippets, but I love hearing about these moments from authors. I can spend hours and house on end just pouring over Twitter and Facebook to find snippets of this. Partly so that I’m not insane and partly because I’m…