There’s something magical about music. It has the ability to translocate you to another place and time, to uproot emotions you’ve felt so long ago, and help you feel parts of your soul you never knew existed. These are some of the reasons why I am able to write as I have a playlist of my favorite melodies playing in the background.
That’s not saying I absolutely can’t write in total peace, because I can; I just have a stronger connection to the words I feel in my heart as I put them onto a page, out of the mouths of the characters that are born from some of my deepest emotions that are reminded by a simple tune, or lyrics with a familiar story.
Music isn’t my only muse, but it’s definitely one of the top drivers for me.
Other factors of inspiration for me are: being out in the sun surrounded by nature; or hanging out by a window during a loud storm; the impression people leave on me when we first meet; and so many more than I can list right now.
Here are some of my questions for you:
1) Maybe music isn’t what drives you. What keeps your muse alive?
2) Do you prefer absolute silence when you write, or do you have a song playing softly in the background? Or maybe both work for you?
3) Can you remember the first story you ever wrote? What inspired you?
Have any questions for me? Post below! Let’s have some fun!