Hey there kiddies! Are you visual writers? ‘Cause I totally am. What better to bring an epic movie scene in your head to life than the power of some sick beats, chill ambiance, or a death metal screamfest?
As I write this I’m listening to some pretty chill stuff, but in honesty, I spend most of my time listening to heavy metal, rock, and electronica to write. I feel it helps inspire action scenes, which I’m writing a lot more of recently.
I almost feel as though this is a “duh” post… I mean, if it is, just tap out now, I’m not going to blame you.
So, I’ve been writing Revolt:
If you can’t tell from the cover, it’s a bit of cyberpunk, even a bit of adventure, and a whole lot of action. My super slick (and slightly crazy) heroine, Hopper, needs a lot of inspiration to bring to life.
For Revolt I listened to a lot of Celldweller (ok, I won’t lie, I always listen to a lot of Celldweller/Scandroid/Circle of Dust), Bring Me The Horizon (Doomed especially, love that song right now), Starset (because space!), and then copious amounts of trance/techno from various artists (my current favs being Seven Lions, Tiesto never leaves the list, and DJ CHEFF ^_^)
I need to get back in the headspace of writing Earth’s Peril, because the next book on the list to tackle is Eli’s Revenge (tentatively named, I’m really not sure if I’ll follow Eli or not. His story on Earth is a bit boring… lots of walking and survival stuff, Vendum telling him how much longer it’s going to take and what the other robots around the world are doing etcetc… HOWEVER, Bedelcast’s story is interesting as fuck.) That was a long sidetrack. Alright, so I’m a little tipsy… sue me. How I’m going to get back in the headspace of writing the EP series will of course be to read the first book, and then jam out to the same stuff I did when writing it, lots of epic alien and space movies too.
Back to the Duh part of this post from an even longer sidetrack.