"Listen to rap music. There's a certain level of surprise,
bright color, loudness, and just plain fun in artists like DOOM (who I mostly
listen to, and used to get me going on my last book) that can bleed into
your writing in interesting and creative ways. I also think rap
culture can be inspiring. I have the word DOLLAS written on a pink
piece of paper above my desk to remind me to keep working."
—Shane Jones, author of Light Boxes (Penguin, 2010)