hey fellow authorites.1/03/2007 #1
yesterday i was sitting at the computer, music blaring (music of choice: Tenacious D), cricket on the T.V, my brother and his friend wrestling on the floor near my feet, my cat Salem meowing for attention, my baby sister crying from mum's room, my cousins fighting over their new christmas presents, and i wrote an entire chapter to my story, easy as.
and yet, last week i wrote pages and pages of whatever came to mind in the middle of the night with only the sound of my typing to be heard. and when i read over what i had written it wasn't that bad.
so what conditions do you find you thrive in? or what mood? what music? do you write epic love stories to heavy metal and lots of swearing? do you write steamy sex scenes while your parents are in the same room? great action sequences in math?
feel free to share...
I write one of my stories best while in the middle of English class. I find the teacher's incredibly boring lessons are just what I need to enter into that dreamy state where I just come up with the best ideas. Just put on some good Pantera or Slayer and write away. The teacher doesn't even notice.1/07/2007 . Edited 7/27/2011 #2
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Nightclubs or bars. Alcohol is inspiration enough and coasters are great to write on.1/27/2007 #3
But also on the train, the rhythmic movement is really conduicive to rambling trains of thought. I can't write when forced to though but I always manage to finish my stories or poetry before whatever deadline I have thank God.
on the train?1/28/2007 #4
you know, that does make sense, and i would try it except i get really bad motion sickness, so i would most likely throw up all over anything i write :(
In front of the computer; with internet connection.4/26/2007 #5
In front of the computer; with internet connection.8/20/2007 #6
I second that.
Though when the inspiration comes in a totally different thing. I have a tendency at thinking up some vital plot twists and such when I am in my bedroom trying to sleep. Needless to say, I often have to take a minute and scribble the important stuff on my post-it notes :P
Otherwise all writing is done on the comp.
In front of computer, sans internet connection; otherwise I get distracted.8/25/2007 #7
I'm constanly listening to music as I write, but I try to make sure the music I'm listening to clashes with the mood of the scene I'm writing. I might listen to Soilwork and Killswitch Engage when writing dialogue, or Pink Floyd or A Perfect Circle when I'm writing a scene of screaming, gunpowder driven carnage. I just try to mix things up. Dunno why...
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