Thursday, September 29, 2011

Guest Post: Jocelyn Davie's Top 10 Writing Necessities

Every writer has things they need to write. It could be anything from good music to complete silence. Seriously, it seems like every author has something they must have to have a successful writing session. Today, we have the incredible Jocelyn Davies here with us to share her top ten writing necessities.

Her book, A Beautiful Dark, just came out this week from HarperTeen and if you haven't already, you should go out and grab/order a copy right now. It's so good!

Read below for info about A Beautiful Dark and the author.

Book Synopsis: Skye first sees dark, charming Asher and golden, reserved Devin on the night of her seventeenth birthday. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move. They even know things about her that strangers could never know. Soon she begins to question not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past. Skye's torn between the one she can't help falling for and the one she can't stay away from. The consequence of her choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine. 

About Jocelyn Davies: Jocelyn Davies was born and raised in New York City, where she now works in Young Adult publishing and foregoes sleep in favor of writing. This is her debut novel.

Find Jocelyn online at: Twitter / Website / Goodreads / Facebook


Jocelyn's Top 10 Writing Necessities:

1. COFFEE.
2. A great idea.
3. A spark of inspiration.
4. The right place to work. A lot of thought must be put into this. It can't be TOO quiet, because then I'll get distracted, but if there's noise, then there has to be A LOT of noise, otherwise I'll eavesdrop on other people's conversations and get distracted. So basically the takeaways here are that I'm hard to please and easily distracted. :)
5. Snacks, preferably Snyder's Honey Wheat Pretzels.
6. The right mood music BEFORE and AFTER I sit down to write, but never during. I get too distracted listening to the lyrics (see #4).
7. A friend close by who is also working. Must be close enough so that I feel solidarity that we're both hard at work, but not too close by or else...(see #4)
8. Time to go to the gym. Seriously, I know this sounds like something my mom would say, but I get all my BEST thinking done at the gym. Something about the endorphins, I don't know. Ideas flow when I'm on the elliptical. I don't question it.
9. A good book to read. I'm always at my most creative in my own writing when I'm reading an amazing book.
10. Sleep. :)

Check out A Beautiful Dark's awesome book trailer:




Catch Jocelyn Davies live on the Dark Days tour in the following cities:

Friday, October 14th
7:00 PM
Tattered Cover
Highland Ranch, CO
with Claudia Gray (FATEFUL), Kiersten White (SUPERNATURALLY), Amy Garvey (COLD KISS) and Jocelyn Davies (A BEAUTIFUL DARK)

Saturday, October 15th
1:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Boulder, CO
with Claudia Gray (FATEFUL), Kiersten White (SUPERNATURALLY), Amy Garvey (COLD KISS) and Jocelyn Davies (A BEAUTIFUL DARK)

Sunday, October 16th
2:00 PM
Anderson’s
Naperville, IL
with Claudia Gray (FATEFUL), Kiersten White (SUPERNATURALLY), Amy Garvey (COLD KISS) and Jocelyn Davies (A BEAUTIFUL DARK)



2 comments:

  1. GREAT post.

    "So basically the takeaways here are that I'm hard to please and easily distracted. :)"

    That's so me. That's. So. Me.

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