First week of #NaNoWriMo whacked me smack in the back of my neck

I appologize for that insulting rhyme in the headline, but holy fucksocks this week turned my writing philosophies inside out! Whatever I thought I knew, whatever I proudly proclaimed to have understood about Writing from working on my first novel (The Deep Link), I just realized is a handfull of smoke wafting through my brain. Figures of fog that you can't hold …

Songs that shape our writing

I always write with my headphones on. Various strange tunes blare into my tympanic cavities at any given time, making my neurons dance. I work with music and write with music, but I'm not one of those zombies walking down the street with their earplugs wedged into their brain. (I never got that; are they trying to escape reality? Does every move they …