Monday, November 21, 2011

Writing by Music

Anytime I am writing, plotting, drafting, revising, editing, or simply thinking of new story ideas, I listen to music. I know some people enjoy silence when working on their novels, but I enjoy music. It puts me in the writing/revising mode and helps to clear my thoughts. My musical tastes range from rock, pop, country, and symphonic metal to soundtracks and classical music.

Since music is such a huge part of my life, both in and out of writing (I play several instruments and teach music), I thought I'd share some songs with you every once in a while.

Here are a couple of relaxing piano pieces by David Lanz:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Agent-Judged Contest at Monica B.W.'s Blog

Hey everyone!

Monica B.W. is having an agent-judged contest with Carrie Pestritto of Prospect Literary over at her blog Love YA. The contest is open for individuals who have a completed YA fiction or non-fiction manuscript.

Click here to read Monica's interview with Carrie and to get a feel for what Carrie is looking for.

Click here to read the rules and enter the contest.

The contest closes once 50 people have entered. So, hurry! There are only a few slots left!