There is a reason that after almost every post there is either an artist or particular song title. I believe that while I’m the one writing, the music helps to bring out the necessary emotion in me. I know I briefly touched base on this before but I’d like to go further into this in tonight’s post.
I am no actress. I don’t just think of something sad and go from there. When I need to write a particularly depressing scene, what do I do? I play the saddest song in my iTunes queue.
For example, if I write a scene about Liza swimming, I’d play maybe Wonderful by Gary Go or Can’t Take It In by Imogen Heap. When I wrote a love scene, I played Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me or Edge of Desire by John Mayer (depending if it was playfully or serious. If playfully, I’d use Luke Bryan’s Drunk On You). Do you see where I’m going? With the heart wrenching scenes, Sia’s Breathe Me was my go to song each time. If I had a dark scene that was meant to make you question whether the monster under your bed really did exist, what better than Evanescence’s Bring Me to Life?
Music has helped bring out the most beautiful ideas and coaxed them onto my laptop screen. So while you’re sitting there, writer’s block chipping at your morale, maybe play a song or two.
I know my blog posts are shorter than others. The only explanation I can offer is that I really am short on time. Hopefully once I’m home again, I’ll be able to dedicate more time toward my posts.
P.S. Currently playing Frou Frou – Let Go (yes, Imogen Heap)
All my love,