A Little Writing Music

Posted on May 4, 2009. Filed under: Bach, creativity, Mozart, Muse, music in writing |

Yesterday in church the prelude was Bach’s “The Sheep May Safely Graze .” As a sheep who loves her baroque music, I sat transfixed, hearing, absorbing, being with each note. The sounds entered my every cell and rearranged its DNA into a God-shape. No matter what else I write, I am always in love with GodSong. What does this have to do with writing? They say Mozart can raise your kid’s IQ, so why can’t inspirational music touch the solar plexus of creativity? Each of us has one, and a lot of writers spend time trying to reconnect with that mysterious “something” that has in the past produced our best, freshest and most inventive work. I’d guess that many writers might choose instrumental music so as not to work a song’s lyrics into your wordcount, but musical GodSong is one way I stay connected to the Muse.
Writing Tip for Today: What kind of music do you think aids in your creative process? Next session, try some different styles and artists to see how the music affects your mood and your writing.


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