As writers, aren’t we always curious about how our fellow writers work? I know I am. So, I asked Kelly Anne Blount, the author of Entangled: Crush’s new release, I Hate You, Fuller James, if she writes to music. Here’s what she had to say:
From Kelly Anne Blount:
You’re about to find out about one of my strangest habits. Stranger than the massive amounts of popcorn I add to my salads. So, when I’m writing, I like to have background sound unless it’s a scene I’m really concentrating on. If I’m at the coffee shop, I’ll have my headphones on and I’ll listen to old school rap and hip hop. Anything from TuPac to Biggie.
Now, here comes the weird habit part. When I’m writing at home, I play movies in the background. I have to select a movie that I’ve seen a dozen or more times before. While writing I HATE YOU, FULLER JAMES, I watched the first Twilight movie (the extended version) at least fifty times. Well, the first one hour and thirty-one minutes, because everyone knows that it just gets really sad when she has to pretend that she doesn’t want to live with Charlie anymore, so when I hit that point, I just rewind and start it over. I know the movie by heart, so when I have it on in the background, I don’t get distracted by it. Twilight also helps me get into an angsty state of mind, which is perfect when writing young adult novels. When I needed a change of pace, I put on The Maze Runner, Bones (any of the first five seasons), or Charmed (the original series).
Thank you so much for having me today! It’s an honor to be featured on your blog!
Kelly Anne Blount xoxo
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Thank you, Kelly Ann and best of luck with I Hate You, Fuller James!
Kelly Anne Blount
March 2, 2020
Blurb: I hate you, Fuller James.
I hate your floppy hair and your lopsided grin and those laughing blue eyes that always seem to be laughing at me.
I hate that you’re the most popular guy in school and I’m still the girl who sneezed and spit out her retainer on someone at a middle school dance. It’s just such a cliché.
I hate that I’m being forced to tutor you in English and keep it a secret from everyone. Because otherwise it might put our basketball team’s chances at winning State in jeopardy, and even though I hate you, I love basketball.
I hate that it seems like you’re keeping a secret from me…and that the more time we spend together, the less I feel like I’m on solid ground. Because I’m starting to realize there’s so much more to you than meets the eye. Underneath it all, you’re real.
But what I hate most is that I really don’t hate you at all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA Today Bestselling author and Wattpad Star Kelly Anne Blount has more than seventy-three-thousand followers on social media. Her Wattpad stories have been read more than twenty-million times. She’s contributed to Tap, Wattpad’s new app for chat-style stories, where her work has been “tapped” more than fifty-million times. She is a writer and reviewer for SpoilerTV, which has allowed her to develop an incredible network of film and TV stars.
Two of her Wattpad works, including Captured (seventeen-million reads), have been optioned for film by Komixx Entertainment, and she is regularly invited to present seminars about social media at author events.
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