Music to Write By: Writing from a Place of Joy

Writing from a place of pain is incredibly valuable. Writing can be release, personal therapy, a way of overcoming a struggle or trauma. At a few times in my life, I’ve written from a place of sadness or pain, and the writing has helped me.

However, I write best when I’m happy or relaxed. Joy, exuberance, or contented peace are usually more inspiring to me than sadness or pain. Not that I always have to be a good mood to write (it’s about discipline, not just feelings), but being happy certainly helps to boost my creativity.

Music is one of my greatest sources of inspiration; and so here I’m sharing some of my favorite “happy” tracks. These are pieces of music (mostly instrumental) that fill me with joy and help me to get into writing mode. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Music to Write By – Soundtrack for Blueshift

Music has always been one of my greatest sources of inspiration. I don’t usually listen to music while I’m actually writing, but while I’m brainstorming, researching, or making notes, I often have a playlist going. I know that a lot of writers have specific playlists for their books – whether it’s just their personal inspiration music, or the unofficial “soundtrack” of the finished book.

I just recently published a science-fiction novella titled Blueshift, and so I thought I’d share some of the tracks that I listened to that helped my muse as I wrote. If you’ve read the book, then you might see how these tracks could be a soundtrack – or you might be surprised by my selection of music!

The Sea Whisperer – by Lisa Gerrard

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