Writing in the Form of Music

I’m not sure if this pertains to every single author out there but I know that a lot of us have to write with some sort of music playing. It sparks feelings and emotions and we often throw a track on repeat so that we can hold on to that feeling while we write. Some of us have to listen to instrumental tracks, some of us have to listen to older music, big band, swing, (in my case) indie, pop, rock, and all of the other genres because they spark that feeling of lose, hate, lust, friendship or whatever other emotions we are trying to capture. I love finding the perfect track to get into Harper’s mindset for the different chapters, and as you can see if you go to the Playlist page I have a lot of tracks that help me.

What is your favorite genre to write to? What songs help you the most when it comes to your characters?

About Maegan Provan

I am an indie author and proud of it. I try to update as much as humanly possible, but I'm a busy bee.

Posted on December 27, 2012, in book updates, Inspiration, Journal, Random Stuff and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I find that heavy rock and metal helps me write the best, sometimes I dip into the past to 90’s music though. It really depends on what I’m writing, because I’ve even used country as inspiration before, as well as some Sting, and other older music. Pacabel’s Canon is one of my all time favorite pieces though, and has helped with a lot of my writing. As has Christoforie’s Dream by David Lanz.

    • Where I am with the book I am using indie music, typically when I have to write a scene where my characters are supposed to be tough I will use a range of rock/metal. Isn’t it great how music can spark those emotions in us, though? I love it

      • I really love getting inspired by music, and I love how it can get me going on any plot line. Typically, when I have Writer’s Block, if I listen to music I haven’t listened to in a long time, it clears up pretty quickly. What are some of your favorite artists?

  2. I have a wide range at the moment. I have been listening to a lot of Twin Atlantic, There for Tomorrow, We are the In Crowd, The Lumineers, Jack’s Mannequin, and Imagine Dragons. When I get into a fight scene, I listen to a lot of Alkaline Trio, Disturbed, Skrillex, The Distillers, Kid Cudi… Those are really who I can think off the top of my head. I mostly turn on a rock or metal station on Spotify and let it run.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Crossroads Holistic

A Place to Stop Along Your Path Where You Can Call Home

Parenting PTSD

Parenting Children with PTSD

REDEFINE RADICAL: STYLE BY AMY

See: Beautiful, Elegant, Bold

Three Quarters & Counting

Everyday activities of blogger who (age wise) is "three quarters and counting."

Silver RavenWolf

Author Blog

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

A Hopefully Formerly Depressed Human Vows To Practice Self-Approval

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

READER - WRITER - CURATED RESOURCES - & MORE

Jane Dougherty Writes

About fantastical places and other stuff

ramblingsfromthedarkness.wordpress.com/

Blogging from your phone has never been so...full of typos?

Jordan's Croft

K. A. Jordan - Crofter & Novelist

authorsinterviews

My interviews with many authors

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

The world of the Amaranthine vampire series by Joleene Naylor

A Writer's Life For Me.

Blog of Author Mishka Jenkins

cnlesley

C.N. Lesley writes fantasy and science fiction books

E. J. Rycer

Follow an aspiring author on her literary journey!

rushboundblog

Crescent Bound and More

patrick o'scheen

Patrick O'Scheen --author

wetinkpresspublishing

Pre-publishing Services for eBooks and Print Publications

lindseyjparsons

Author, Dragon Lover, Hopeless Dreamer

Espen Stenersrød- From Pen To Heart

Jack Kerouac with a scent of Henry Vaughn

Darker Passions

Reviews and more of PNR, UF, and darker things.

Random Musings of a Pseudo-Madman, Version 2.0

The sometimes insightful, but many times inane observations of a self-proclaimed Sh*thead living on one side of the proverbial wormhole of existence.

Jennifer's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Kanundra's Blog

Writing and life. Life and writing.

Writers with Vision

Author promotion blogsite

Shaven Wookiee

NO DROIDS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS BLOG....

darkparanormalromanceseries

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

Wendy Nystrom

Life As A Published Author

Anna Kristell Romance

The Diva of Happily Ever After

Sophie E Tallis - Author/Illustrator

Home of the Mistress of Wolves: writing, publishing, fantasy, epic storytelling, art, illustration, poetry, creativity and everything in between!

Lisa V. Proulx, Author/Speaker

Official Website of Author Lisa V. Proulx

The Breezy Writer

This site is Winding down enjoy the free content while you can

twilightofmagic

Where does magic begin...and end?

Cold

The way revenge is best served; the way a war was fought; the way a story should be told. ©

Prescription For Murder

MURDER...MAYHEM...MEDICINE

...And Everything in Between...

Welcome to the world of my Life, my Writing and Everything in Between...

Writings Of Miss Madison

Books thoughts and more

Allison Cosgrove

Author of Murder, Mayhem and Romance

Poetic Parfait

Good poetry is like a dessert you just can't put down

Suddenly they all died. The end.

Write or write not - there is no aspiring.

cmsaunders

The online presence of dark fiction writer C.M. Saunders

%d bloggers like this: