From My Writing Playlist

I have a friend who’s huge into Amorphis… They’re good, but I wouldn’t say they’re anything fantastic. That being said, I do love this song.

When to Listen: This is really a building song. Use this when creating your world, characters, or even creating plot. There’s a lot of different emotions, different levels of notation, and a good mix of both positive and negative energy.



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

Perhaps a little disclosure is in order. I am not a huge fan of these guys… mostly because YouTube continuously recommends their music and their good songs are too few and too far in between. That said, this one is pretty good. It sneaked onto my playlist and has been there ever since.

When to Listen:  Conflict development. When you’re trying to come up with the main points of the story and the primary character conflict. This song has a lot about perseverance in it that will help.



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


Actually heard this at the gym the other day. It had a pretty good sound, so I quickly Spotify’d the tune. It’s not metal, but it’s got a good rock sound to it. I added it to my playlist when I got home.

When to Listen:  Caffeine music!!! This song is charged with positive energy. Use it when you hit a slump or when you need some push to get started.



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


In my opinion, there are three fathers of modern metal. They are as follows:
Black Sabbath
Blue Oyster Cult
Rush
Each had their own distinct style and each one gave birth to a different form of metal. Black Sabbath definitely opened the door to some of the heavier stuff like Black Metal, Death Metal, Thrasher Metal, etc.
However I think bands like Iron Maiden drew their inspiration from a style more closely related to Rush.
Technically, you could say that these bands don’t count as metal, but if that’s the case, you can (and should) put them in a proto-metal category.

When to Listen: This one is general playlist for me. I love Rush, so I could easily listen to them all day.



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

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

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