Archive for August 2011

Hardcore revisions: a method

August 29, 2011

You already know how fascinated I am by the creative process and how different artists get things done. Over on her blog, Leona Wisoker is in the process of detailing the method she’s using–and the actual practice–of digging back into a story she trunked a long time ago, with the intent of raising it to her current standard. The project has been under way for almost a week, and it’s fun to see what she’s doing with it: not least with the ways she keeps things both fresh and disciplined, remembering to feed the artist at work.

The writers among you will surely find ideas worth stealing. For everyone interested in such things, it’s a cool lens into an artist’s process.

Theme Music

August 28, 2011

Today on the Darkcargo blog, Nrlymrtl observes,

“Some scenes just deserve a sound track. I don’t care where you find them; whether it’s on the big screen or in a many-thumbed favorite novel, or an emotion-invoking short tale. Some scenes are easy to match to music, no matter what ilk they take, like ball room dances (think string quartets) and sunsets (sweeping voiceless G-rated tunes). Yet  some of my favorite reads, and indeed some specific characters, have their own sound tracts.”

She goes on to list some of the music she matches with her favorite books and characters, from a fan’s perspective. It made me wonder what songs the writers among us linked to their own works.

What music goes with your characters and scenes?

btw, be sure to stop by Darkcargo and weigh in on your fangirl/fanboy music match-ups.