This week I’ve mostly been focusing on a chapter that focuses on the return of a character that is one of my personal favourites. Progress has been a bit slow due to other commitments and inspiration was flagging slightly (the curse of all writers).
To remedy this I went on the search for some music that would get my brain firing and my imagination kicking back into high gear. Below is just a few of the tracks I found that have given me back that desire to write.
Many writers say that they need perfect quiet before they can write, not me. I tend to work best with a set of headphones on blasting out epic music. Why epic music? To me this genre of music is perfect for writing fantasy or sci-fi to. It stirs up emotions and the music allows my brain to conjure up scenes. The pacing of music also helps me with the pacing of my writing. A serene piece of music often helps when writing scenes and chapters focusing on calm periods in the story whereas a fast paced piece helps with action and battle scenes.
Writing fantasy requires me to visualise what I want to put down onto a page. All those horrible monster and massive battles have been played out liked movies in my head before I start writing. In some ways being a writer is like being a movie maker albeit one that doesn’t produce film and puts those images into words. It’s tough to explain to a non-writer.
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Anyhow here’s just a few of the tracks I’ve been listening to this week –
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