Music strikes again. It works wonders for enhancing my inspiration when it comes to writing. Music is transporting, music heals, and music inspires.
Listening to the right tune for your work in progress can bring me into the heart of my story, and if I focus on a character, I can somehow feel out their inner thoughts and feelings better. Sometimes, one song plays out and I see the characters in my story come to life similar to how a music video would play out. A single song can actually dedicate itself to a character.
Today when I was working on Frozen, my second fantasy novella, I was listening to some epic violin music by Lindsay Stirling that went along so well with the concept. Its dramatic, sad, and sometimes haunting undertones really breathed new ideas as I tried to improve some of the characters within the story.
I wonder if musicians ever consider the effect they can have on writers and artists. They really do play such a role in the creative process and I love how it all comes together in this way.
Thank you, music, for being my muse.
My Current Writing Playlist
Lindsay Stirling – Elements
August Burns Red – Treatment
Lindsay Stirling – Crystallize
Julia Stone – The River
Metallica – Harvester of Sorrow
Evanescence – Lithium
Lindsay Stirling – Shadows