Friday, February 17, 2017
Me, Music And Writing, Oh My!--#MFRWauthor
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Music. The great ice breaker. There are no words to describe how much I love it. It plays a huge part in my daily existence. A chilled glass of wine and music are a great stress reliever, a way to soothe anger, slow a galloping pulse when something monumental happens, and calm frayed nerves after a long day at the evil day job or when stuck in 5 o'clock p.m. traffic.
Depending on the song, music helps me to write scenes, sometimes whole chapters. At times a particular song may be the music theme for the entire story. I listen to the chosen song a few times to get a bead on my character's emotions and then proceed to write. For example, the song Hello by Adele (click here to watch the video) was perfect for creating a scene in my WIP where my female character meets the man she never stopped loving years later after a painful break-up.
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What about you? Can you write and listen to music at the same time?
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