Writing playlist

Since I talk a lot about my musical marinade method of writing, I figured I’d share my current playlist. Some of these are from past stories, some are current, some are future – and some are just ones I like to let my brain groove to while I’m writing. Fear (Stop Making Friends) In My Daughter’s Eyes (Martina McBride) Troubled Land (John Mellencamp) Someday the Rains Will Fall (John Mellencamp) If Today Was Your Last Day (Nickelback) Even Now (Dashboard Confessional) That Time Of Year (Sick Puppies) Never Gonna Be Alone (Nickelback) Where I Stood (Missy Higgins) No Matter What …

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*Lightbulb* aka The HWYS Moment concept

(Edited from a Sept. 2010 post at my Live Journal to eliminate some NCIS-ishness) There was a great Slate article I stumbled upon today about how creativity is best in pairs, not solo. The dynamic of collaboration produces better work than either person could produce on his/her own. Sadly, the other point is that generally one half of the duo is more recognized than the other. The author pointed to the connectivity the Internet enables as one of the drivers of this shift in thinking, which I completely agree with. Kyrie and I have worked together for about a decade now. When …

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