Have you ever thought that what is playing while you are writing may influence your mood? Despite your writing style and your taste in music, there is a correlation between your mood and the music you are listening to at the time you are writing. It permeates the piece you are creating at a particular moment. Of course, this does not happen all the time, as a rule, but you can use music as a tool for writing.
Many best-selling authors play a particular cd in the background to write a particular chapter of a book, or scene. It inspires them to create the mood in the writing. Next time you are writing a love poem, try some romantic music on the background. You will see the shift in mood. If you are writing a chapter where action takes place, play some rock or fast music.
Movie soundtracks are great too. The shift in music allows you to play with different moods. Sometimes, the best writing is done in silence, but for those moments when you need a jolt of sentiment, music does the trick. If you are stuck in a particular chapter of a novel, try listening to music according to the scene – this will help for sure.
There are many ways you can create a mood for writing; music is just a tool that you can use to shake your muse.
2 thoughts on “How Music Influences your Writing”
This is very good advice. In the morning I listen to jazz or classical. This morning I really got a kick out of “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.”
I spent some time looking at an old Bobby Troupe video. That put me in a great mood to write some good dialogue.
Yes, I agree. Music is a great tool for writers.
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