Every writer knows the thrill of the “writing zone”. When the muse whispers the words in your ear and they effortlessly fill the page. Those times when you write something, read it, and whisper, “Man, that’s good stuff.” The joy inspired from the zone is both rewarding and addictive.
There are many ways writers get into the zone. For me, it involves a comfy chair, dim lights, pictures of my characters near by, and Pandora.com. Recently, I added lavender-scented lotion because it’s what my MC uses and it helps me connect to her.
What techniques do you use to get in the zone? Do you have a special place? Is music helpful or distracting? What helps you connect to your characters?