The Fancy Deep

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Making Sense – Contest! FREE Skullcandy Headphones!

When reading, writing or watching a good story, the more senses I use, the better. Today’s contest will help you do just that.

I’m giving away a pair of Skullcandy FMJ (Full Metal Jacket) Audiophile earbuds (a $70 value) in lime green – when you read The Fancy Deep, you’ll know why lime green is important (*Easter egg alert*). : )


1) Follow this blog.
2) Invite your friends to follow this blog through facebook (post about it at least once).
3) Comment on one of the questions below.

That’s it! Easy! Contest ends on Friday, June 3rd at 5:00 pm MST. I will pull a name randomly from qualifying Followers.

Music often helps me find my “tone” and enhances my character's voices in my writing. It can also help me with pacing. If I’m writing action and it doesn’t work with a fast-paced rock song, I know it’s too slow. I also love it when authors tell me which songs inspired their work. I like to listen to those songs before, during or after I read their story. Music adds a whole new layer to the world they are painting.

WRITERS: What is your best writing song? Is it different for each story?

READERS: Do you like to listen to music when you read? If so, what?


The Slacks. said...

I love to listen to music both as i read and as i write. Im no professional writer, but in my own simple journal, poetry, and thought books i use music to float me away to capture the feeling i'm trying to write about. Music absolutely creates the intensity and emotion behind the writing. To me, most of the time writing words without music creates only words, but writing while being swept away in the feeling of music creates brilliance.

Kristen Knight said...

So True! I hadn't thought about journal writing and music, but that's a great idea. Thanks Heidi!

Megan Billings said...

Music is such an insparation for me. It gives me a mood or an idea for a scene. Little romance scenes, I losten to soft, pretty music. While for intense battle scene I listen to something hard with a fast paced beat.

And yes, I listen to different music depending on the type of story I am working on. It doesn't make much sense to listen to rock and rioll for a romantic story, now does it?

Melissa Freeman said...

Wow! I never thought of using music to pace writing! I use music as inspiration for housework, running, and long drives. I have to admit though, when I hit the elliptical at the gym, you'll find me moving my legs, with earphones playing my motivational songs, and a nice, thick novel to escape the tedium! I don't think this helps my ADD, but it sure beats a sedentary, lethargic day! :)