Do You Hear What I Hear? – Music & Writing

music for writers music-581732_960_720I believe the majority of writers are creatures of habit. Many of us have a writing routine. Maybe we sit in the same corner in our favorite Starbucks, or sit staring at the person who is already there until they get uncomfortable and leave. Not that I have ever done that. Or, perhaps there is a particular ratty old sweater or broken-in pair of slippers you have to wear before the word count can begin.

For most writers, one of the key elements is sound — or the lack thereof. A large percentage of writers insists on total silence in order to create. If you are one of those writers and have a significant other, or kids, or pets, I imagine that is a huge challenge. I have an image in my head of a writer, steaming cup of hot something beside them, settling into the silence to write. Her fingers hover over the keys, a sentence of unparalleled brilliance comes into her head… and the lovely quiet is shattered by a ringing doorbell. Or a truck’s air brakes outside. Or a million other distractions. Continue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear? – Music & Writing”

Anthems for Authors – Mr. Writer

This song by Stereophonics is really not my cup of tea, but I found the premise behind the song quite intriguing. It seems (according to Wikipedia) that it “was written in response to a journalist who had toured with the band and had later given them negative reviews.” Just goes to show, if you piss off a writer, you’ll either end up in a book or a song, and not in a good way.

Here is Mr. Writer by Stereophonics.

Like Anthems for Authors? You can see more here.

Anthems for Authors – Writers Block

I think this song and the video do a perfect job describing a writer’s mind during “writers block.” While I personally don’t believe that exists (it’s fear – of what, depends on the author), I do see these sorts of non-sensical brain meanderings as typical when an author is procrastinating or confused about writing a scene.

Without further ado, here is Just Jack singing Writers Block.

Like Anthems for Authors? You can see more here.

Anthems for Authors – Outlaw Blues

“You wrote the book with the movie in mind…”

I love that line. I love the isolated feel of the lyrics. That feeling sort of defines indie publishing at times, doesn’t it? You can thank the incomparable Pat Benatar for this one. Outlaw Blues.

Like Anthems for Authors? You can see more here.