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What I Listen to When Writing

Warm Shadow, by Fink, is one of those songs that helps to inspire creativity.  Right now, as I have just completed the launch party for my first Darkside Codex novel, The Caelimane Operation, I find myself deeply involved in writing the sequel, tentatively entitled The Fae Accord.  Music helps me focus on the task at hand.  It helps me to get the words down onto the screen and into something that is starting to resemble a first draft.

You will see more of these “What I Listen to When Writing” posts in the future as I go through the drafting and revision process.  As always, I hope the music inspires you to write!

 

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New Series by Andrew Leon Hudson

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Hello Everyone,
My fellow Darkside Codex writer, Andrew Leon Hudson, is releasing a new series of ebooks in January that feature various sub-genres of horror and science fiction.  The first one is Weird Westerns.
It is available for pre-order on Amazon.
Amazon Pre-Order:
 
Read a sample (on Andrew’s blog):
Enjoy!
Chris

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On Writing: What I Listen to When Writing

I first heard Alabama Shakes on Austin City Limits–a music show on P.B.S. Their music is a mixture of blues and soul. Brittany Howard’s voice is simply amazing.

I hope that the music inspires you to write.

Cheers!

Chris

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On Writing: What I Listen to When Writing

This is an acoustic version of Gin Wigmore’s “Man Like That.”  I hope that you all enjoy and that the music inspires you to write!

Cheers!

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Guest Blog Post at Penumbra

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Hello Everyone,

I have a guest blog post up at Penumbra:  “Why Charles Dickens Isn’t the Father of Steampunk.”

http://penumbraezine.blogspot.com/2014/11/why-charles-dickens-isnt-father-of.html

I hope that you all enjoy!

Chris

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On Writing: More Fall Photo Inspirations

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I decided to have lunch outside today at my favorite nearby park.  I packed some chicken salad, grabbed my camera, and headed out.

I hope that you enjoy the photographs and that they inspire you to write!

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The fall season is one of my favorites because of all the colorful trees and bushes.  The area where I live is nice because of all the parks and forest preserves.  I like to walk along this specific path near the park.  You may have noticed pictures of this fence previously on my blog!

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There is a railroad track through this area.

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This is one of my favorite pictures from today.

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One last burst of fall colors.100_0953I also took some photos of what can only be categorized as “spooky trees.”  I will share them closer to Halloween.

Chris

 

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On Writing: Inspirations from Fall

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I hope that you all enjoy and that the pictures inspire you to write!

Chris

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