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@ashley-tegart I love your comment so much! It’s so funny to me how differently you feel about the drafting process, and it’s fun to see the different tricks you do to make it more fun for yourself. Regarding brainstorming on paper — Oh, there is something so exquisite about a lovely notebook and just the right pen! I recently found a leather journal with a discounted price. I’ve ALWAYS wanted a journal like this, and it makes my heart so happy!
Ok, you mentioned thematic music, and I do the same. I MUST know what you like to listen to! I’ve made playlists based on “feels” like suspense, grief, victory, melancholia. Movie scores make brilliant audio landscapes. I’ve found some deeply inspiring songs from Blackmill, Ruelle, Audiomachine, and a ton from Tony Anderson.
When you are outlining, do you do this digitally? Or maybe using notecards?
Peace, Love, and Pickles! ✌