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▶  More from Fiction Author's Notebook Yusef of the Dusk
Yusef's Song
The Writer's Soundtrack


"James, good luck with your fiction, writing Yusef, today. I hope your characters manage to do all kinds of heinous things to each other without too much fatigue on your part."

-DL, editor

"Okay, dude what kind of dope-smoking music are you going to be writing this dusk story to? Never mind, I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that your square ass writes to stoner music."

-Steevo

Steevo, when I boxed, I used to train to music. I can't remember the words to music, can't dance, and don't get high. But while doing repetitive exercise, music with a driving or rhythmic quality helps me enter a trance state. This is hard for me to achieve for writing fiction, if I have begun the day writing nonfiction, which is usually the case, as I have query-based subject cycles of writing on history, violence and masculinity. So, when getting tired after six hours of writing or editing, I will put myself into a shallow trance with the aid of such repetitive music as that found below.

My Sleeping Karma - Moksha (2015) (Full Album)

Posted by Lunatic of Pot's Creation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SjHVDpXYgw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SjHVDpXYgw

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DLJuly 5, 2017 5:01 PM UTC

How utterly nerve jangling! (Music, of course)