Music feeds your muse.

Posted: July 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

Good weekend for writing – I finished up the first chapter of my long serialized version of “Zombie Monkey”. It’s a gory little piece from the perspective of a FEMA agent called “Living Dead Girl”, and I also wrote about twenty-two pages (on a steno pad, don’t get excited) towards the second chapter, which is very tentatively titled “Machinehead” after the Bush song of the same name.

Speaking of songs, one of my absolute favorite writing tools is the website Pandora. ( It’s like having a stable of pet radio stations that adjust the songs they play according to your likes and dislikes, and it’s like candy for my brain. It’s really cool if you depend on audio stimulation as a creative prompt. I typically do, and keep different playlists for different worlds/characters/stories.

Here’s a section of my current playlist for Everybody But Lazarus:

Coming Undone – Korn
Down with the Sickness – Disturbed
Living Dead Girl – Rob Zombie
Down and Out – Tantric
Time of Dying – Three Days Grace
Land of Confusion – Disturbed
Faint – Linkin Park
10,000 Days – Tool
Blood, Milk, and Sky – White Zombie
The Hand That Feeds – Nine Inch Nails


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