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For me, getting ready to

2/19/09 — For me, getting ready to write is more than just stepping into my office and turning on my computer. I need to focus my attention, and imagination, on the story, step inside that world and live and breath it with the characters. In the case of Cody, the protagonist of ATTACK OF THE MUTANT UNDERWEAR: TAKE TWO, I also have to think and write like him, since he’s the narrator. It’s like method acting. I need to "become" Cody to do my job.

Taking a minute or two to sit quietly and get into "the zone" is very helpful with this process of crossing from the real world into the fictional world of my story. Get my mind tuned in, and I’m ready to roll. Try it some time. It’s fun!