Tuesday, June 16, 2015

In a previous post, I referred to music as a stress reliever. Music isn't only for stress relief, it is my sanctuary. When I write, when I can’t, when days are sunny or filled with storms, music has been my constant companion. This quote by Maya Angelou expresses it best.

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back against loneliness.”

This quote from The Writer's Circle by Anthony Neilson is also meaningful:

"Listen to music to find a way into the story you're telling. Music is incredibly evocative; find the piece that reflects the world you're writing about and you're halfway there."

My mom once told me my first word was ‘book’. She said I’d walk around wanting everyone to read to me, so she taught me how at a very early age. I then discovered music and my world was complete. Being able to see any book I'm reading on my mental screen is a gift, but being able to visualize music in colors and patterns as I’m listening is a treasure.

Everyone has their favorite genre. I, myself, like a little of everything. I play before writing, choosing music to suit the part of the story I'm working on. Then I play as I write, and when the words flow, it's a beautiful thing.

For example, when I'm aiming for an epic paranormal theme, I might listen to something like this:

Need a little highlander in your life....try this.


When thinking about man and the mistakes he has made, this comes to mind.

Music is powerful. It can lift your spirits, enable your talent, and give you vision. Explore the available music services and create your own magic.