The Writer’s Jukebox: “Medieval Anthem” by Peter Crowley

https://youtu.be/nW_s8Z-uE48   A friend of mine shared an entire playlist of upbeat, Celtic-style music that's just excellent to write to.  This particular piece is great for fantasy settings - when I hear it, I immediately think of Camelot from BBC's Merlin, the world of Princess Merida (yes, I know she's Scottish, not Irish), or the … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “Medieval Anthem” by Peter Crowley

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Opening Up about After the Fall

On the one hand, I want you guys to know when I'm working on a project, so you know that this whole Allison the Writer isn't dead.  On the other, I don't like talking about my projects, because there's always the chance that this undisciplined procrastinator of a writer will run out of steam and … Continue reading Opening Up about After the Fall

101 Lies Writers Tell

This is amazingly, surprisingly true.  All of it.

You Write Fiction

They won’t all apply to you, but I guarantee some of them will. (I thought it would be really hard to come up with 101 entries, but once I got the ball rolling…well, let’s just say the list didn’t take long.)


1. I don’t need to write this down.

2. No one will notice this plot hole.

3. I’ll remember that idea in the morning.

4. I can get through this chapter without coffee.

5. I’m a decent proofreader.

6. My friend’s a decent proofreader.

7. That was the last typo.

8. I can write while I watch.

9. Just a quick five-minute Twitter break.

10. No, I don’t actually have a crush on my character.

11. This rewrite should only take an hour or two.

12. I’ll save my snack for when I finish the chapter.

13. Yes, I take a break every hour.

14. That two-star review didn’t…

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The Writer’s Jukebox: “Gold” by Jeff Williams ft. Casey Lee Williams

I recently got into the anime-inspired series RWBY (I'll eventually review the series on the blog), and the soundtrack is an interesting melting pot of genres, from very aggressive rock to some cute stuff that's reminiscent of 70s disco.  On a whole, I'm not a fan of most of the songs on the soundtrack, but … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: “Gold” by Jeff Williams ft. Casey Lee Williams

The Writer’s Jukebox: Songs that Help Me Write

I'm inspired in part by the a series of posts on Jason H. Abbott's blog, Aethereal Engineer, where he shares awesome music from around the web to help get those writerly creative juices flowing.  Additionally, my friend Heather from Young Writers Society started the "#songoftheday" tag, which I've butted into from time to time with … Continue reading The Writer’s Jukebox: Songs that Help Me Write