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Rule Breaker

The wonderful Moonstonemaiden nominated me for the Shine On award, which I accept gratefully. However, it comes with rules:

The Shine On Award Rules:

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.

2. Post the badge on your blog.

3. Answer the questions posed to you.

4. Nominate five bloggers who shine a little light in your day and be sure to notify them.

5. Issue some questions you’d like them to answer

I’m feeling a bit rebellious today; I am going to forgo the badge. And I am not really sure whom to nominate for the award. So I am going to forgo that bit of the exercise as well. However, I will post some questions, and if you feel so inclined you can answer them in the comments.

Here are my answers to Moonstonemainden’s questions:

Do you have a favorite book series? What is it?

Just one? Oh my goodness, I read series upon series of books. I am a fantasy loving girl at heart. I’m not sure I can even come up with a top three or top five. I suck at favorites. But here is an attempt (in no particular order):

  1. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
  2. Adventures of Eli Monpress by Rachel Aaron
  3. Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs
  4. Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

What is the funniest movie quote you’ve come across?

This question leaves me blank. I watch movies, but quotes from them don’t tend to stick on my head. Though I do love character quirks, like Captain Jack Sparrow saying savvy.

If you could karaoke one song perfectly, what song would you chose?

Raise your glass or pretty much anything by Pink

Dogs or cats?

Both. You can’t make me chose.

What is the one household chore you loath the most?

I hate doing the dishes by hand. Something about leftover food – especially from another person’s plate, eww.

My questions for you:

  1. What is your favorite movie?
  2. If you could pick one author to have lunch with, who would it be?
  3. What song would you chose to be the theme song for your life?

    ©K. Klein 2013

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The sound of writing

Music is what feelings sound like.  ~Author Unknown

Oftentimes, I cannot write in absolute silence. I need background noise to help me concentrate on the page in front of me. In fact, as I type this post I am listening to classical music. My choice of background noise is usually music. I find the television too distracting; especially if it is from the other room. Many times I will put my headphones on and tune out the world.

The past couple of days have left me on a classical music kick. One of my favorite composers is Antonio Vivaldi; I’m fond of the Four Seasons. However, I have eclectic taste in music  and enjoy –classical composers of most stripes, big band and swing, popular music of most decades, and rock n’ roll in most forms.

I am always open to suggestions. I love listening to music, especially when I write. There are some who don’t understand how I can listen to music with lyrics when writing. I guess because the lyrics don’t bother me. Often I am chasing after the mood or rhythm of the music rather than paying attention to what words the singer is crooning.

Music often helps me to let go of any doubts or insecurities I am feeling; it allows me to connect to the movement of the tune. I can flow into my story and characters without any chatter from my somewhat incessantly anxious mind. The monkey-mind is distracted by the music and the rest of my brain is free to commune with the keyboard.

Do you listen to music when you work or do you find it too distracting?

©K. Klein 2012

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