Inspiration for the Week: Music to Write By – Color the Sky #MondayMotivation

This week I’m sharing a short but inspiring piece of instrumental music that I hope inspires you as much as it inspires me. If you’re writing, creating art of any kind, or just beginning another week at your day job, let this music take you away!

Let me know how this music inspires you this week!

Love Tropes in Stories

Even though Valentine’s Day was yesterday, I feel obligated to write a Valentines-ish post, just because. Even those of us who don’t call ourselves readers of the romance genre usually enjoy a good love story. So here are a few of my favorite couples from books/movies/shows, and the different types of loves stories they represent:

The Against-All-Odds Love – Sheridan and Delenn

This couple is from the sci-fi show Babylon 5, which I’ve blogged about many times, and which I hold up as one of the best examples of storytelling in any media. The main plot of the show is war, good versus evil, and the shades of gray in between. But there’s a little romance, too. Sheridan and Delenn have everything going against them: they’re busy leading an army, trying to save their respective governments, and dealing with cultural difficulties between the two of them because they are two different species. But they fall in love anyway, determine to make it work no matter what, and their unity makes them and those who follow them stronger for it.

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Inspiration for the Week: Music to Write By – Defying Gravity #MondayMotivation

In 2016, this song from the musical Wicked was sort of my personal theme song for the year. Every time I listened to it, this song helped motivate me to dream bigger and reach for something greater. May it do the same for you!

Let me know how this music inspires you this week!

Inspiration for the Week: Music to Write By – Lisa Gerrard #MondayMotivation

This year, I will be offering a post every Monday, featuring music, a quote, or an inspiring picture to help you get your week going. Use it get yourself going on a Monday morning, use it for a writing prompt, or any other sort of creative motivation. My aim is to put a little positivity and inspiration into your week, so enjoy!

For this first week of the year, let’s begin with something peaceful and soothing, yet still uplifting.

Let me know how this music has inspired you this week!