the bond between music and writing

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Have you ever noticed that music and writing were a match made in heaven?

Music expresses with feelings what we can’t say in words. One note can make you feeling a hundred different indescribable things. So it makes sense that music should be able to inspire creativity.

When you’re about to sit down and write a chapter, pull up some music that matches the scene you’re going to write. It could be cool and somber or steamy and punk rock. While you write, the feelings the music subconsciously gives you will bleed into your writing.

When I do this I find I write more description and the chapter has a more definitive mood. It also helps with my writer’s block. If I get stuck I just listen to the music and it takes me somewhere.

Try this out next time you write, you might find it useful.

-Collins

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2 thoughts on “the bond between music and writing

  1. Ugh, I’ve always wanted to be able to write to music!!!!! It sounds awesome. Sadly, it doesn’t work for me! I always get distracted by it! I like how you describe the process though and how it works for you!!

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    1. That’s definately an understandable problem. Perhaps try more of an ambient song. My go to is stargazer by island. It lets my mind wander, but if played softly, it doesn’t distract! -Collins

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