#NaNoWriMo – The Soundtrack of Writing
Music is a powerful tool to incite creativity. At times, the music helps me envision scenes that I’m prepping for and sometimes they help me concentrate to edit. No matter what, the music blocks out the distractions (except for my dog, he lets me know when I’ve worshiped the weird box that has nothing to do with treats).
With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Chordia is researching the neurological roots of the creative process. And music is a key ingredient.
“We’ve never found a culture that has no language–we’ve never found a culture that has no music. So, music seems to be universal,” he says.
My playlists are uber eclectic. I have Classical, Alternative, Emo, Rock, Pop and the interesting things I hear on NPR. Some people have a specific playlist for their specific project. Me? I have playlists for the emotion I’m trying to convey.
How do you utilize music in your writing?