Previous ‘Current Inspiration’

One of the most common questions Laura Ellen is asked is this:

Where do you get your inspiration?

MUSIC

 “Music is how I connect myself to my stories.”  — Laura Ellen

Although she finds it in many things, music is the most common source of inspiration for Laura Ellen. From the first few rumblings of an idea to the final copy edits, music transports Laura into the world she is creating. When she first begins a novel, she begins to compile songs as she hears them that inspire or evoke some aspect — like tone, mood, subject matter, or character personalities — of her work-in-progress. She doesn’t seek the songs out, they just seem to find her!  Once they do find her though, they are added to a playlist that becomes a daily part of her writing routine. The playlist doesn’t retire, however, when her novel is finished. Once a novel is complete and in revision stage, the playlist becomes a door that immediately transports her from real-life or whatever new project she has begun, right back into her novel’s world so she can make any revisions or edits that are needed.

LAURA ELLEN’s PLAYLISTS:

BLIND SPOT

CURRENT WORK-IN-PROGRESS Music:

12/9/11:

12/12/11:

12/16/11:

12/19/11:

1/4/12:

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1/11/12:

1/13/12:

1/17/12:

1/20/12:

 

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