Reader Mailbag #8

Dustyn, on Twitter, asks:

Hey, Josh, what do you like to do to get you in the mood for writing 40k? Any stories, movies, music, or shows just pump you up for writing in the setting and set you in the right headspace?

Good question!

And the answer is – not a blessed thing.

Or, rather, nothing specific. I tend to find inspiration in music, but never anything in particular. I don’t have a set 40K playlist, for instance. Generally it’ll be whatever music I’m listening to at the time, which varies depending on my mood at the moment. I wrote one book listening almost exclusively to Earth, Wind and Fire’s greatest hits, for instance.

Now, once inspiration hits, I often assemble a rough and ready playlist from the songs that I find myself listening to on repeat at that particular moment. Such playlists might only have three or four songs, or it might have fifteen or twenty. Again, it depends on my mood.

I’ve made some of these playlists available for folks to peruse, if they’re interested.

Haar’s War

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Just dropping a reminder here that the first two instalments of the Blackshields audio-drama series are available to purchase in both CD and MP3 format. You can listen to excerpts from both on their respective Black Library pages, and download them via Black Library, Audible and iTunes. Click the images above to check them out at the Black Library website.

You can also check out a few reviews, from Mass Movement and Track of Words, as well as this brief interview I did with the latter.

And as ever, if you enjoyed them, please consider dropping a quick review on Amazon or Goodreads, or even on social media.