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Writing Music


Thanks to Mel, Ana, HWPetty, Jenna W, Linda, LisaQuing and Benjamin Solah for inspiring this strip by responding to my Writing Music Survey yesterday in Inkygirl.

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Reader Comments (10)

Love it! And so true...

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterVirginia Lee

That's a great strip!! I try to use different music depending on the story I'm working on.

April 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTower_Keeper

That's awesome! I sometimes listen to music while I write. Movie soundtracks are great for it.

April 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSariah

Whee! I got quoted. :D

April 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

My iTunes playlists are catergorized by the mood of the scene I'm writing: Playful, suspense, joy, celebration, dramatic, elegant, battle, rush, etc.

April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

:D That's why I never listen to writing music at all!

April 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLissa

Great comic!! I've been listening to a lot of Nickelback lately so this hit home. Thanks for this touch of reality!


May 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFrancesca Hawley

ahahahahahahahahahahahaa, this is my favorite comic. Nickelback is my favorite band!!!

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlin

Mmm, writing music. It's actually hard for me to get any work done without it. I wonder if that's why I've been so slow lately...

February 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Is it okay if I repost this comic? I'm writing about writing music on my blog. (Why doesn't Nickelback have this same effect on me? I haven't killed off any main characters while under the influence yet... Maybe I'm really an alien.)

February 9, 2015 | Unregistered Commentererinkenobi2893

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