America's Lady of Supernatural Thrillers

“Raven's Cove, a great mystery by Mary Ann Poll. Avoid it when winds are gusting to hurricane speed outside. No extra creepiness needed.”
~Bonnye Matthews
Step aside Stephen King, Alaska’s Mary Ann Poll is here to spin new tales of the super-natural and the ungodly, as her heroes and heroines take on the forces of evil on 'The Last Frontier.' ~Jeff Babcock

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Make Your Writing Space Inspirational

Once I had a ‘space to call my own’ for writing, I realized I needed to surround myself with items that inspired me to write. This is personal to each of us. For the sake of this blog, I’ll list some examples that are helpful to me:

Music: Writing can be stressful even when it is fun. Music is my way of toning down the anxious moments. You’ve probably experienced those times. The instances where you don’t know what you’re characters is going to do next. These impasses inevitably cause me to think I’ll never get that novel to the fourth chapter, much less finished. Music calms and inspires me at the same time. I tend to listen to George Winston or Yanni, and contemporary Christian artists among other modern musicians when I write. You might be inspired by rock and roll or heavy metal. It is personal. All I know is that music sets the tone (pun intended) for my writing.

Art: The artwork on my walls are landscapes. When I feel like ‘dreaming’ for a bit, getting lost in one of these landscapes can bring characters and plot actions to life. It’s easy to ask a question like, “If Kat came upon this creepy cottage in the fog, what would she do?” Or, “Which character is most likely to take a thoughtful walk on this flower-filled pathway?”

Inspirational sayings: I’m a writer. You’re a write. Words are special to us. Find some encouraging thoughts about writing. It can be from the internet; it can be a blurb from one of your favorite authors. Anything that lifts your spirits and gives you the strength to get to writing is game.  Here’s an example:

 The bottom line: create a special, unique work environment just for you. It will inspire you at times nothing else can.

If you’d like to share about your writing space, I’d enjoy hearing from you.

Until next time…..

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