Music as Inspiration:

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1 TheMuse20th Apr 2013 06:11:41 PM , Relationship Status: Browsing the selection
I think music is a great way to get in the right state of mind to write scenes or characters with particular emotions. It's almost a personal Virtual Soundtrack of sorts.
  • Has anyone ever assigned a song to a character or scene that you thought described them quite nicely?

2 EditorPallMall20th Apr 2013 06:13:21 PM from United States, East Coast
Don't Fear the Spiders
Music tends not to inspire me but distract me from my work.
Keep it breezy!
3 TheMuse20th Apr 2013 06:25:16 PM , Relationship Status: Browsing the selection
To each their own. I've never tried writing while listening to any kind of music, but I could see how it might not work for some people.
I don't know enough music for that, lol. I guess I need to get familiar with more indie/alternative music, because that would be way more helpful than rihanna when I'm writing about a murder investigation.
Who is this prince of darkness you speak of? I'm the king
5 DeMarquis20th Apr 2013 06:52:26 PM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
I have an action scene in which my heroes stop a terror cell from setting off a nuclear bomb in New York. I cant read what I wrote without hearing U2's "Until the End of the World".
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
6 Demetrios20th Apr 2013 08:36:51 PM from Northbrook, Illinois
I like to play whichever music is appropriate for the scene I'm writing.
If you shoot for the stars and hit the Moon, do not be ashamed, for you have aspired to greatness. And the Moon had it coming.
7 chihuahua020th Apr 2013 08:48:33 PM from Standoff, USA , Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
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I like to play any kind of music. I once wrote a serious scene to "Gangnam Style", and I'm writing a mundane scene to dramatic Bruno Mars music.

8 Gaon20th Apr 2013 08:48:40 PM from Grim Up North , Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
I like seeking themes for my characters. It also serves as Mnemonic because I constantly skip from story to story, and their themes help me refresh their personalities in my mind.

I also like to write with things on the background.
Okay, I'm thinking Evanescence for drama and Florence for epic-o-city.
Who is this prince of darkness you speak of? I'm the king
10 JHM20th Apr 2013 09:36:03 PM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
I have been inspired by a great deal of music, but I prefer to actually work in silence because it is hard for me to focus on creative activities when I am being mentally engaged by something else.
11 MorwenEdhelwen22nd Apr 2013 10:30:06 PM from Sydney, Australia
Aussie Tolkien freak
One of my projects is based on The Downeaster Alexa by Billy Joel.
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