I was going to do an awesome April Fools thing today, but really couldn't bring myself to do it. Probably because I couldn't think of anything cool enough to post. So, today I'm going to talk about music.How many of you write to music? Show of hands? ;)
When I first started writing, I could only write to silence. Like, no sound at all. I'd make my hubby plug in his headphones to watch t.v. I couldn't concentrate if there was anything else going on in the room.
Now, I'm the one who has headphones or ear-buds in.
I find I can get further into my characters heads when I'm listening to music. If I'm writing a lovey dovey scene, I turn on a lovey dovey song that reminds me of the happy couple. If I'm writing an action scene, I turn on some of my instrumental stuff. I don't know why music gets the story flowing for me. It just works. I don't know why I suddenly changed either. From silence to music? Beats me! :)
Anyway, I think music is so inspiring. I love it. It makes me happy. If you haven't ever tried writing with music, you should try it sometime. I never thought I'd like it, but now I can't write without it.
Some of my favorites?
Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, Taylor Swift, Paramore, and a TON of others.
What are your favorite tunes to write to? Any suggestions on some great soundtracks?
Don't forget to enter my contest here. Have a great weekend!