Writing and Music – Guest Post by, Jaq D Hawkins…

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Do you listen to music when you write? Or do you imagine a soundtrack to go with your story, as if it were a movie?

I’ve been contemplating the relationship of music and writing – two different expressions of creativity – and the connections that are sometimes made between the two. In our world of movies and television as forms of storytelling, mood music has become a common reference point for the imaginative mind.

Periodically in writing groups online, someone will survey preferences among writers for listening to music while writing. I’ve always been one who preferred to write in silence, but favourite musical genres or mood music appear to be generally popular, though I’m far from alone in my quiet world-building universe.

Once in a while someone will even include a playlist in a novel, expressing that these are the songs they would recommend as the story plays out…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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1 Response to Writing and Music – Guest Post by, Jaq D Hawkins…

  1. colonialist says:

    This is in line with my thinking when I have called my albums of the symphonies etc I have composed ‘Quests’, because I maintain that the music is akin to experiencing a fantasy quest adventure, and the books I write would equate with the musical movements.
    (copied at the post)

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