Many writers play music while they’re working. I’ve found some great instrumental music that gets my imagination going and keeps me in tune with the cultural flavor of my Japanese historical romance, Sword Master, Flower Maiden. Here are three of my favorites from Kiyoshi Yoshida:
This is great action music, such as a chase on horseback down a beach:
I like this one for the quiet moments when my hero or heroine is reflecting on some Big Moment:
Here’s one for after my hero and heroine have fallen in love:
I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I do. What music do you play while you’re writing? I want to hear from all the NaNoWriMo folks out there! What gets your creative juices flowing?
Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. Two things complete your pirate persona: style and swagger. Maybe a little too much swagger sometimes — but who really cares? Arr!
Time for a little audience participation. I’ve got this 600 page manuscript sitting here next to me. My agent does not want it anywhere near her until I cut it down to the marketable length of 400 pages.
So here’s The Question: Do I set myself a deadline of, oh, Memorial Day to get this monster whittled down to size?
I'm a professional writer living in Northern California with my husband and two sons. Fantasy in various forms is my reading and writing pleasure. I'm a history buff, a Japanophile, and I love to learn about language(s). I enjoy making jewelry, using natural materials such as wood, bone, semiprecious stones, and seashells. I collect bookmarks and wind chimes.