Music can jump start your muse – according to this great post.
I’m working on a novel. I’d always romanticized this type of writing. I imagined that words would flow from my head onto the page with the greatest of ease. Hey, I create other types of work every day. I have a solid, diligent writing practice. So, how hard could writing 80,000 to 110,000 words be? It turns out that, like running a marathon, writing a novel can be exhausting, and worse: I can hit the wall. I can run out of ideas and inspiration, and sometimes get sick of the sound of my own inner voice. I have a deadline to hit with this book, which only makes the stress worse, and mires me even further.
Desperate times called for desperate measures. And thus, my technique to shake off my writer’s block was born.
It may sound goofy, but it’s working like a charm!
Where words fail, music speaks.
–Hans Christian Andersen
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