I don’t know many writers, if any, that don’t use music to work their craft. With NaNo in the now, it might be more important than ever to keep up pace and work through blocks.
A number of songs have inspired my writing (I listed a few of them below) and so I thought I’d stress the importance to my writing comrades how much music plays a role in their craft.
Artwork by Wendy Hickman
Often when I can’t get a story rolling, have disconnect with a character, or stumble on a plot block, I’ll surf the internet for songs I haven’t heard in awhile or new ones. I usually come across that one song that fits my mood perfectly or moves the story forward, and I’m back on track again. Try it out the next time you hit a writer’s block.
Letti’s Monsters – Sail / Awolnation
Blood Vision – One Step Beyond / Karsh Kale
Tormented – Weak / Skunk Anansie
The Dead River – Boy With a Coin / Iron & Wine
The Wall of Never Doubt – Seven Nation Army / The White Stripes
(FYI- I have a wide range of tastes in music)
Feel free to add your own story / song combos in the comments section below