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The Daily Prompt – November 25 – Playlist for Writing


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt:

What type of music drives your writing process?

What type of music drives your editing process?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

7 comments on “The Daily Prompt – November 25 – Playlist for Writing

  1. Christopher Margolin
    November 25, 2013

    I’m a Miles Davis guy when writing, and DJ Shadow guy when editing.

  2. JG Allan
    November 25, 2013

    what’s editing?

  3. The Running Son
    November 25, 2013

    JG that would’ve been my Q too. O, I cannot seem find that lonely road where writing ends and editing begins. Or where editing ends. Hell I go back days, weeks, even months after publishing in WordPress and tweak. And like a typical sock-shoe-sock-shoe guy, I may write a stanza, perfect it to taste, then go on to write the Bard’s share of the poem in increments.

    I have written a ffew longer, complex poems with virtually no content editing, but those instances are little gifts from the gods, and rare. My editing stage cant be pinpointed. Damn what was the question…Oh yeah: just about any music containing emo/aggressive undertones. From The Cure to certain Strange Famous Records talents, to a folk band of 1969 Messianic Jews strumming guitars to the Psalms. (The Messianic group, Lamb.. trippy “music to supplicate by”. BTW—if Sage Francis ever comes asking, I did NOT call him emo).

    Was this the prompt or the QoTD?

  4. Robert Long
    November 26, 2013

    I’ll listen to Trocadero or songs from Fallout 3 while writing, and “This Will be the Day” from the RWBY soundtrack while editing. Though the two are interchangeable. If I’m writing like, an important or epic scene, I’ll turn on “It’s a good day to Die” from Starship Troopers 3.

  5. denis fadin
    January 28, 2014

    i listen to ATB when writing and E-Type when editing

  6. Madison Kauffman
    January 28, 2014

    I like listening to sad music. I really like listening to “Say Something” because it’s sad which helps me.

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