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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, 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

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DLJuly 5, 2017 5:01 PM UTC

How utterly nerve jangling! (Music, of course)