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Re: And now, for something completely different

Posted by: olga <>
Date: Monday, 1 June 1998, at 10:15 a.m.

In Response To: And now, for something completely different (Benevol)

> Hmm...triggered by that random comment is a
> question: do any of you other authors use any sort
> of background music or other ambiance sort of thing
> while writing your character? Since I've already
> got Sam's musical tastes pretty well in mind, I
> find that sometimes if I put on a CD of things I
> imagine him liking, I can get myself unstuck at
> different points when I try to write my dialog.
> Long before writing Sam, I'd habitually used music
> to help evoke the feelings within me that would
> help me write more effective material, and I'm curious
> how many people do similar things.

Well, lately, I've been writing Anna in the kitchen to the tune of: "Mine! Don't touch that! Mom?! He's touching me again." (we have 2 kids) I'm not sure this actually gets me in the mood for Anna, but I certainly learned to write with interruptions!

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