One of the great inspirations for writers is music. But how we use it is impressively different.
Get in Character
One writer creates a playlist for each character. Whenever she wants to get into a character’s head, she puts on the correct playlist. She says it helps her differentiate between characters and really get a feel of the voice.
One writer creates a playlist that she listens to on loop while she’s writing. When she gets sick of the same songs over and over, it becomes an incentive to GET THE BOOK DONE.
Movie Overtures and Lyrics
One writer loves how songs can almost have a character of their own. She likes to channel that into her writing, so she picks several mood pieces for her playlist.
Sweet, Sweet Silence
I don’t write with any music on. The stuff in my brain is loud enough. In fact, I’ve caught myself trying to turn OFF the radio, when it was just me losing my mind – I mean thinking.
How does music inspire you?
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)