Magic Mondays: Writing Playlists

Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People often ask, “How do you get motivated to write a specific scene?” the short answer is, I do whatever I have to in order to prep my mind for whatever scene I’m writing. The long answer, however, is a bit more complicated. How I prepare for a big scene mostly depends on what I’m writing about. Continue reading

Magic Mondays: Banned Books Edition

This week marks Banned Books Week for 2011, so in its honor, I’m dedicating my post to it today. According to the American Library Association (ALA), “books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information.”  For those of you who aren’t as familiar with Banned Books Week, the ALA also explains that this week is a celebration of “the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.” So, how do you celebrate? And which of your favorite books are on the banned book list? Continue reading