Being swept up in the story

It doesn't matter when I write, first thing in the day, middle of the afternoon or last thing before bed, the important part is the feeling of being swept up in the story. Music, appropriate to the character, the scene, the story on a whole, is often the best aid to telling the story. It blocks out the world around you and helps immerse you in the world you are creating. So I take the time to make a playlist for the world - then break that up into moods (action, heartbreak, excitement, hope, determination) so you can access that emotion when you need it for that character or scene.


This writing advice comes from R.M. Ridley, author of Bindings & Spines.
 
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