From My Writing Playlist


In memory of Chester Bennington, I thought I’d offer up a classic that has been on my playlist for many years now. Linkin Park was one of my early gateways into hard rock before moving to full metal. So it’s only fitting to bring it in.

When to listen: This is a break away song. Often our hero reaches a low point in the story. A friend or mentor dies, they find out that a parent is the cause of most of the problems, their family has a big legacy to live up to, etc. This song is for when that character comes to terms with it.


Do you have a question about writing, publishing, my stories, etc? Please feel free to post a comment or email me.

I’ll use those comments to select my next blog post.

I have been writing for several years, have 4 published works, experience with publishing and independent work, so I can hopefully be of assistance.

Please note, I only do one of these a day and will do my best to respond to everyone, but it may take some time.

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Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!



2 thoughts on “From My Writing Playlist

  1. Nice. Music is almost too evocative for me to use in writing. This is a great piece.


  2. James,

    As one of the more accomplished writers among the Bloggers I follow, I value your input on the short-short story “Morning Flight” that I posted in response to WordPress’s 7/21/17 Daily Post prompt “Gate”.

    I know you’re busy and your time is precious, but please take a few minutes to peruse my brief post and offer feedback. It’s the first piece of completed fiction I’ve managed to produce in over 20 years. You can find it at:

    Thank you very much. Take care, be well, and happy writing,



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