From My Writing Playlist

Malmsteen is a man who needs no introduction in the Metal community. Regardless of whether you can actually pronounce his first name, you know his style, music, and look when you hear it.

When to Listen: I use this as coffee. A ton of positive energy, a ton of ‘smile’ moments, and plenty of adrenaline-inducing guitar tabs. Use this when you start experiencing burnout but need to finish the section you’re on.



Readers,

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

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

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.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

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From My Writing Playlist

Disclaimer… this isn’t actually on my playlist, but it’s so ridiculous, I couldn’t not share it. I have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.

When to Listen:
… Brainstorming… nope.
General play… God no!
Conflict… No.
You know what? If you want to add this to your playlist, you figure it out. I can’t write and listen to this song, it makes me laugh too much.



Readers,

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

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

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.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

From My Writing Playlist

I know it may be derogatory… but there is a plethora of… what I refer to as ‘Nightwish Knockoff bands’ out there. Some of them are passable… others are blatant in how badly they’re trying to emulate Nightwish’s style and by default, success.

This band really strikes me as having that mindset… but God damn it… they’ve got too many good songs to simply brush off.

When to Listen: BrainstormingThis band has a story behind the music they play. Each song is like delving into a new fantasy world. Listen to this song when you’re world building.



Readers,

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

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

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.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

From My Writing Playlist

To be honest… I’m not always a huge fan of metalized versions of classics. I actually love Bonnie Tyler’s music. That said when its done nicely and respectful to the original material.

When to Listen: General playlist. I actually like to play this back to back with the original one.



Readers,

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

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

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.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

From My Writing Playlist

I really have grown to love these guys. They have no physical CDs to buy, only MP3’s, but I guess that’s okay. They seem to specialize in cover songs, but even their own original music is great!

When to Listen: Heavy metal always has a bit of flavor to it that really works best in high-intensity scenes; fight scenes, scenes of high stress, etc. This song is no exception to that.



Readers,

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

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

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.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

From My Writing Playlist A Clarification…

So I’ve had some people asking me how I’m drawing my inspiration from songs that literally have nothing to do with where I’m recommending them. (A song about a jilted lover somehow being used as a fight song, etc.)

Honestly, I’m glad someone brought this to my attention because I wasn’t certain if my original meaning was clear enough. When I make recommendations on what to listen to, when, and where… I’m not necessarily talking about the lyrics. In many cases, I’d recommend not listening to the lyrics and just focus on the melody. When writing while listening to music, it’s often advisable to tune out the lyrics and just let the melody guide you.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words… I’d argue that a few notes of a melody are worth even more than that. I hope this helps clarify things for everyone. Don’t necessarily place too much importance on the lyrics or their meaning if you’re trying to draw inspiration from them. In the end, the only thing that matters is what pictures come to mind when YOU listen to a song, not what the song is meant to mean.

Thanks!

 



Readers,

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

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

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.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim

From My Writing Playlist

So this one is a very… interesting song. I stumbled across it a few months ago. It’s got both positive and negative energy. It’s clearly trying to tell a story and really takes you on a journey.

When to Listen: This is a world building song. Listen to it, close your eyes, and think of scenery. What comes to mind? I’d be surprised if it wasn’t something elaborate.



Readers,

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

jimthewritingwizard@gmail.com

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.

Also, feel free to check out my works of Fantasy and Historical Fiction, Available on Amazon and where ever books are sold. See the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/James-Harrington/e/B00P7FBXTU

Note:
If you have read my books, PLEASE log into Amazon and post a review. I really love to hear everyone’s thoughts and constructive criticisms. Reviews help get my book attention and word of mouth is everything in this business!

Thanks friends!

Catch you on the flip side!

-Jim